April Feminist Friday
"The Stories We See: Depictions of Female Authority in South Africa’s Public Sphere"
Date & Time:
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Luann Dummer Center for Women (OEC 103)
Dr. Kim Miller, our final speaker in this year's War/Art/Peace speaker series, will also be taking part in the Luann Dummer Center for Women’s April Feminist Friday event.
From the Luann Dummer Center for Women’s website:
Prof. Miller will talk about the representation of women as politically active and effective subjects in post-apartheid South Africa’s commemorative landscape. Focusing on several attempts at public memorial after apartheid, Prof. Miller will address public memory practices, how they are used to regulate gender, and the messages they convey about the perceived importance of women’s political roles during – and directly after – major political transitions. She will consider how women’s agency and heroism is recognized, or made in/visible, in the public sphere, and what is at stake in how women are remembered.
In addition, Prof. Miller will reflect on her personal experience traveling to commemorative sites with her children, and how that experience provided new feminist perspectives and insights into her research on gender and commemorative spaces. Prof. Miller will also invite participants to offer feedback and thoughts on the ways in which women’s participation in other freedom struggles are represented and remembered – or perhaps forgotten – in contexts beyond South Africa.