After the Women’s March: Next Steps toward a New Feminist Movement

Host/Sponsor: 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
Room: 
L2.84
Timeslot: 
SATURDAY June 3rd Session 1: 10:00am - 11:50am
Abstract: 
The women’s march that followed Trump’s victory was hugely impressive and even historic. On the heels of a presidential campaign marred by overt sexism as well as an overly narrow vision of elite feminism, what can we make of this recent upswell in feminist organizing? How we can support a new feminism that embraces all oppressed minorities while basing itself in a material notion of class politics?
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker First Name: 
Stefanie
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Last Name: 
Ehmsen
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Affiliation: 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office
Chair/First Facilitator/Speaker Biography: 
Stefanie Ehmsen is co-director of the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office: rosalux-nyc.org.
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator First Name: 
Sarah
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Last Name: 
Leonard
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Affiliation: 
The Nation magazine
Speaker 1/Second Facilitator Biography: 
Sarah Leonard is Features Editor at The Nation. She is also editor-at-large at Dissent magazine, and co-editor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century.
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator First Name: 
Maria
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Last Name: 
Poblet
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Affiliation: 
LeftRoots
Speaker 2/Third Facilitator Biography: 
María Poblet is a co-founder of LeftRoots, a US organization of social movement leftists working to develop strategy towards a socialist future, and the grassroots leadership to carry that out. She is Chicana & Argentine, with extensive experience in Latino community organizing, and was the founding Executive Director of Causa Justa :: Just Cause, a grassroots organization building unity between African American and Latino communities to address gentrification, displacement, and immigrant rights in the SF Bay Area. She is a founder of the US Chapter of the World March of Women.
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator First Name: 
Carla
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Last Name: 
Murphy
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Affiliation: 
Writer and Echoing Ida editor
Speaker 3/Fourth Facilitator Biography: 
Carla Murphy is a former reporter, most recently a reporting fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute and a staff reporter for Colorlines.com, a daily news site where race matters. It is published by Race Forward, a national racial justice organization. I specialized in criminal justice (Baltimore, New York City, Chicago), labor and other inequalities affecting urban communities of color. I'm a graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and I hold a degree in gender and international development from the London School of Economics. I'm an immigrant and a writer. I'm currently the senior editor for Kimetrica, a research firm that supports humanitarian and development efforts in East Africa, and an editor for Echoing Ida, a project of Forward Together that amplifies the voices of black women and nonbinary writers in media.
Panel/Workshop Organizer First Name: 
Ethan
Panel/Workshop Organizer Last Name: 
Earle
Panel/Workshop Organizer Affiliation: 
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office

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