Resistance Studies Initiative Fall Speaker Series | Ynestra King & Joanne Sheehan talk: Inhabiting the In Between: Barbara Deming’s Radical Feminist Nonviolence

Barbara Deming
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Integrated Science Building Room 145 | UMass Amherst

ABSTRACT: As we welcome the resurgence and reinvention of a feminism that informs all of our resistance movements, creating new forms of nonviolent practice of resistance, we urgently need the work of radical lesbian feminist and humanist Barbara Deming. Her activism and writing from the 1950s through the 1980s, as it weaves through the civil rights, anti-war, feminist and gay movements embodies intersectionality. She was a person of the “in between” who can inspire and help us to live a life of radical creativity and resistance.

  • Ynestra King is a Research Associate at The Five College Womens Studies Research Center.
  • Joanne Sheehan is a Resistance Studies Fellow at The Resistance Studies Initiative at UMass Amherst.

Refreshments will be served
Open to all