Gender Studies: Point of Access
June 12, 2017
The 36th annual Gender Studies Symposium, held in March, examined concepts of accessibility and dynamics of resource distribution in relation to gender and sexuality.
The symposium’s title, Point of Access, was designed to call attention to questions of who or what serves as a “point of access,” how points of access are determined, and whose needs are met.
The symposium featured two keynote speakers: Roxane Gay, cultural critic and author of Bad Feminist and other acclaimed works, and Eli Clare, who writes and speaks about issues involving disability, queer and trans identities, and social justice.
The symposium’s cochairs were Grace Dudley BA ’17, Abbey Griscom BA ’17, Bryn Parry BA ’18, and Shade Samuelson BA ’17.