Women’s Writes: A Feminist Literary Event
International Women's Day is a global holiday celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
Join us in Stuttgart for a fun and educational exploration of women’s literature.
Our guide for the evening will be Stuttgart’s own women’s caucus leader and feminist literature specialist, Kelsey McLendon.
6:00 Welcome and introductions
6:10 - 6:45
Read and discuss two poems: Maya Angelou’s “Phenomenal Woman” and Ursula LeGuin’s “The Maenads”
6:45 - 7:30
Watch and discuss Dr. Kimberlé Crenshaw’s talk on intersectionality
7:30 - 8:10
Discussion on how we can “press for progress” on issues affecting women
8:10 - 8:30
Make our own selfie cards and take photos to send to International Women’s Day
Group photo for International Women’s Day and Democrats Abroad
A few details: No prior literature or poetry experience necessary! You’re welcome to read the selected poems beforehand or come and experience them for the first time. We will provide the materials for creating our own selfie cards. Additionally, we will have a voter registration station set up for anyone who has not yet registered and requested their absentee ballot.
AND! We will also be raffling off some inspiring hand-made "feminist embroidery" pieces as a fundraiser for our chapter.
Feminists of all ages welcome!
Please RSVP so that we can plan our space.
Hope to see you there!
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