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WGST Collaboration Part 2: Community and Identity Studies: Opportunities and Potential

  • Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
  • Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Location: Loyalty Hall, Conference Room 100

Please come to WGST sponsored collaboration "Embodying Identity" and "Community and Identity" to think through and "do" embodiment and community as core themes of intersectionality.  WGST is revisioning the program and wants to collaborate across disciplines to think about identities as lived experience, as community bridging and building, as scholarly, intellectual and activist enterprises.  There are two days, part one (Wed August 161-5pm) focused on Embodiment and part two (Thurs August 17, 9-5) focused on Community.  Please sign up for both!  Readings will be sent to participants ahead of time. 

Part Two "Community and Identity Studies: Opportunities and Potential"   

Why Community and Identity? 

Thinking toward the future and transformation of WGST means thinking about building bridges and creating community; through lived experiences, scholarly endeavors, and intellectual understandings of identities and intersectionality.  We will participate in discussion with Dr. Catherine Orr of Beloit College, Professor and  Director of Critical Identity Studies, to imagine a collaborative program around intersectionality and identities of race, class, sexuality, abilities, religion, citizenship, etc. 

This discussion-driven workshop will lead participants through a goal-setting exercise for the day, the history of WGST and identity studies, orientation to competing genealogies and assumptions of the field, the challenges of intersectionality, assessment of the current curriculum, and possible directions for the future of collaboration with WGST at Luther.   



Questions? Contact Jeff Wilkerson, 563-387-1226