On Monday, November 6, 2017, the Program in American Studies and the Humanities Council will present a workshop titled “Dispatches from the Frontlines of Race, Gender, and American Media” by Tanzina Vega, Ferris Professor of Journalism and CNNMoney national reporter, who will discuss the reportorial process and research methodology of UPPITY, her forthcoming book on the obstacles and opportunities women of color face in the United States.
In just a few more decades, women of color will be the majority of all women in the country. While far from a monolithic group, many have had—and continue to have—experiences with sexism and racism, subtle and overt, that has made it harder for them to achieve the American Dream.
Can American women of color claim their happiness and their success? Or is “having it all” a concept created by white women, for white women? From health and education to personal and professional relationships, Vega will use her own experiences and the experiences of women she has been mentoring and advising for decades to illustrate the problem and make the case for a truly intersectional feminist movement.
For those interested in attending the workshop, please RSVP by November 2 to Candice Kessel at 609-258-4710 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This event is co-sponsored by the Program in American Studies and the Humanities Council.