State of the Nation: Gender, Sexuality & the 2012 Elections

Task Force Deputy Executive Director Darlene Nipper is a featured panelist on today’s “State of the Nation: Gender, Sexuality & the 2012 Elections” forum in New York City.

The panel, which features leading feminist thinkers, will explore issues that punctuated Election 2012, including women’s health, reproductive rights, marriage equality, poverty and political participation. In addition, panelists will consider what issues should be at the top of the feminist and LGBT political agenda and how these communities can best affect change in the new presidential administration.

Guests are:

Melissa Harris-Perry – MSNBC host and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America
Darlene Nipper – Deputy Executive Director, National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
Rebecca Traister – Author, Big Girls Don’t Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women and columnist,
Patricia J. Williams – Columbia University School of Law and columnist, The Nation
Moderator: Alondra Nelson – Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology and the Institute for Research on Women and Gender, Columbia University


Time: Friday, Nov. 9, 4-6PM

Place: Columbia University Morningside Campus/Schermerhorn, Room 501
New York City

Seating on a first-come basis. Free and open to all. Reception to follow in 754 Schermerhorn Extension.

The event is presented by The Institute for Research on Women and Gender at Columbia University and The Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race and Politics in the South.

Co-sponsored by the Center for Gender and Sexuality Law, the Heyman Center for the Humanities, the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, the Department of Political Science, the Department of History, the Department of Sociology, and the Department of Anthropology.