I. Opening Go-Around
Syllabus Change... after the Snow
II. Tonight's Presenters: Kat & Shamari
- We will allow each presenter to talk for 10-15 minutes. Then we will have a discussion, direct comments to the presenters, and ask our questions, etc
- Presenters will be given time cues at 5 minutes left, 2 minutes left, and 0 minutes left! Please notice and respond accordingly.
III. Closing: Gloria Anzaldua, This Bridge Called My Back & 3rd World Feminisms
OUR DISCUSSION QUESTION: Why have Gloria Anzaldua, This Bridge Called My Back, and 3rd World Feminists shaped so much of the politics and theories of Brown/ Black/ Feminist/ Queer/ Decolonized qualitative research & methodologies?
Carmen's Note: In March 2015, the State University of New York Press published the fourth edition of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color, one of the most cited books in feminist theorizing that arguably turned the tide into what we today call intersectional feminism. This Bridge is an anthology edited by Cherríe Moraga and Gloria E. Anzaldúa first published in 1981 by Persephone Press and then published again in 1983 by Kitchen Table (Women of Color Press). The third edition, published by Third Woman Press, was in print until 2008. For seven years, new reprints were virtually unavailable. Reissued nearly thirty-five years after its birth, the current fourth edition contains an extensive new introduction by poet/ playwright/cultural activist Cherríe Moraga, along with a previously unpublished statement by Gloria Anzaldúa. Hailed as a crucial space for offering a serious and collectively articulated challenge to white feminists by women of color and to the very notion that “woman” could ever be a stable, monolithic category outside of specific constructions of race, sexuality, culture, and history, This Bridge fundamentally reconceptualized what we do in women’s and gender studies (Alarcon; Sandoval; Barbara Smith; Anzaldúa and Keating).