Center for Women’s and Gender Studies announces two events, April 16 and 19
Moya Z. Bailey presents
“Digital Alchemy: The Transformative Magic of Women of Color Online”
Tuesday, April 16, 2 – 3 p.m., HEC 2039
By refashioning existing social media platforms like Youtube, Twitter, and Tumblr, gender marginalized folks of color are creating the changes that they want to see in the world. Innovative web series, projects and initiatives proliferate on the web as those of us whose genders and sexualities are labeled deviant within white supremacist capitalist heteropatriarchy, find more autonomous room online. But even within the “democratized space” of “the interwebs,” the same systems of oppression operate, pushing new digital media makers to grow new strategies that fit a rapidly shifting digital ecosystem. This presentation by Moya Bailey is a reflection on race and gender in this digital ecosystem. Moya Bailey is a graduate fellow in the Digital Scholarship Commons at Emory University where she explores critical race, feminist, and disability studies. Her current work focuses on constructs of health and normativity within a US context. She is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the co-conspirator of Quirky Black Girls, a digital collective of strange and different Black girls. She is also a blogger and digital alchemist for the Crunk Feminist Collective.
Common (our LGBTQ student organization) and Gender Benders (a local grassroots organization) present
National Day of Silence
Friday, April 19, 12 – 1 p.m., Lower Quad
The Day of Silence is a student-led national event that brings attention to anti-LGBT name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. Students from middle school to college take a vow of silence in an effort to encourage schools and classmates to address the problem of anti-LGBT behavior by illustrating the silencing effect of bullying and harassment on LGBT students and those perceived to be LGBT.