Women’s advocacy leader to speak about how Trump sparked activist surge

 One day after Donald Trump was sworn in women staged a large protest in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Evelyn Tu)

One day after Donald Trump was sworn in women staged a large protest in Washington D.C. (Photo courtesy of Evelyn Tu)

Amy Siskind, president and co-founder of women’s advocacy nonprofit, The New Agenda, will headline the Women’s History Month conference at Rutgers University-Camden on Friday, Mar. 3, 2017.

Siskind’s keynote presentation, “How Trump Inspired a Women’s Revolution,” examines the surge in activism and pushback as a result of the 45th Administration’s policies.

The conference, From Bossy 2 Boss (#Bossy2Boss), features a full-day of symposiums on topics such as privilege, Islamophobia, cyber aggression, gender binary, intersectional identity, Title IX and violence against women.

Arts and culture will be a key focus, including a session on feminist art movement leader, Miriam Schapiro (1923-2015) who may be best known for Womanhouse installation that was co-created with Judy Chicago.   

An evening performance of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues, will close out the conference.

The event is hosted by The Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Division of Student Affairs at Rutgers University–Camden.

Friday, Mar. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. – Campus Center, 326 Penn St., Camden, N.J.

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