Photo: Reuters, October 3, 2011

Registration is now closed for Engaging Feminisms, Engaging Community, Saturday November 19, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, Campus Center 375, SUNY Albany uptown campus (1400 Washington Ave. Albany, NY 12222). But keep looking to this space for follow-up materials from the conference.


Engaging Feminisms, Engaging Community:
Creating Feminist Social Change in the Capital Region

“Engaging Feminisms, Engaging Community” is a conference that brings together activists, organizers, advocates, students, university faculty and staff to foster and discuss feminist social change in the Capital Region of New York, and to answer the question: How do we work together to create useful knowledge and to support social justice struggles throughout the region and the world?

In these times of rapid change and movement building, we hope that Engaging Feminisms allows us to strengthen ties between universities and the communities they call home; foster conversations, action and coalition-building among Capital District feminists; and support social justice struggles through participatory research, pedagogy, advocacy and organizing.


Intimate, Community and State Violence

May include: Domestic violence, community safety, family violence, hate crimes, imperialism, militarism, police abuse and harassment, prison industrial complex, rape and rape culture, sexual violence, etc.

Environment, Food Security, and Habitat

May include: Affordable housing, climate change, environmental justice, eviction resistance, food safety and availability, fracking, hunger, rights to the city, urban and community farming, water issues, etc.

Globalization, (Im)Migration and Citizenship

May include: Civil rights and citizenship, deportation and ICE, immigrant rights, off-shoring and outsourcing, participatory democracy and governance, refugees and displaced persons, voting rights, etc.

Bodies, Health, and Reproductive Justice

May include: Abortion rights, AIDS/HIV education and prevention, childcare, (dis)ability rights, GLBTQI health, health disparities, mental health, parenting support, quality affordable healthcare, sexual health and healing, sterilization abuse, etc.

Economic Inequality, Labor and Education

May include: Education quality and affordability, economic inequality, employment discrimination, jobs and unemployment, pay equity, poverty, privatization of public services, union organizing (and busting), the (un)Occupy Movement, welfare rights, etc.

For more information, contact Virginia Eubanks at or at (518) 442-5281.

This conference is generously supported by Holding Our Own: A Fund for Women and SUNY’s Department of Women’s Studies, Center for Jewish Studies, Center for Public and Community Service, Institute for Research on Women (IROW), Office of Multicultural Student Success, Office of the Vice President for Research, and School of Social Welfare.