Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Women have been part of global and historical movements of people, to escape war, to avoid persecution, for work, for security. Women have been uprooted, stolen, trafficked, enslaved; they have been displaced from land despoiled of resources and habitats lost to extreme weather patterns and climate change. Now, in the midst of a global pandemic, displaced women can neither stay put nor return to the places from which they have fled; women are unequally in low-paid, high-risk, insecure “essential” employment, on the front lines of crisis; women are subjected to increasing violence, in domestic situations or the temporary and communal living arrangements in which women and girls in migratory situations are sheltered.
My law school alma mater NYU will host a four part webinar on women and migration featuring NYU Tisch's Deb Willis and Ellyn Toscano with Cheryl Finley of Spelman's AUC Art Collective. The four part series will explore the importance of photography, art, film, history, law, policy and writing in identifying and remembering these migratory experiences.
- June 3 a general discussion of the issues of women and migrations, through a multiplicity of disciplinary perspectives.
- June 10 COVID and other crises
- June 17 memoir
- June 24 art
This event is free and open to everyone. Registration is required in order to receive log-in info.