Global Women's Rights Forum

logo for Global Women's Rights Forum a female Venus symbol with a raised fist in the circle with green backgroundThe Global Women’s Rights Forum joins the celebrations and legacies of resistance centered on March 8th, International Women’s Day. The focus is global women’s rights, privileging and devoting special attention to the contexts and perspectives of women from marginalized cultures and displaced communities, outside and inside the United States.

2020 Workshops and Panels


Extraction, entanglements, and (im)Materialities: the politics of thinking and doing natural resource industries fieldwork

Dr. Adrienne Johnson (Environmental Studies), presented as part of the Politics Research Colloquium.

The talk will examine the complex realities of research on natural resource industries including the messy entanglements of extraction, materiality, and everyday social life this research entails. Of central importance is how scholars confront fieldwork challenges ethically, methodologically, and corporeally. I draw largely from feminist, postcolonial, anti-racist, and historical materialist insights to frame and problematize the corporeal and representational concerns arising from scholarship on nature-intensive industries. Overall, the talk is driven by the realization that research, and the analyses it entails, may serve as a tool for emancipatory intervention yet also reproduce inequality.

#tweetandresist: how youth transform gendered and sexual narratives online (student workshop)

In this workshop, Cultural Centers Interns Corey and Emily facilitate a discussion exploring how the proliferation and accessibility of social media technologies have influenced how youth resist against dominant narratives of sexual identity and gender around the world.

#tweetandresist workshop recording

youth resistance to multiple oppressions (PANEL)

Prof. Alexis McCurn, CSU Dominguez Hills
Prof. Ana Laura Rodríguez-Gustá, Universidad Nacional de San Martin, Argentina
California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance

This panel will bring together researchers and participants focused on youth resistance to a range of oppressions, from immigrant detention to microinteractional assaults and violence based on gender, race, and class. Join us to hear how young people from Buenos Aires to Oakland are developing new ideas, wielding new technologies, and honing new strategies to demand more just and inclusive societies.

Youth Resistance to Multiple Oppressions Panel recording

youth rising and environmental emergency (PANEL)

Isabella Zizi, Idle No More
Black, Indigenous & People of Color (BIPOC) Students for the Environment @ USF
Sunrise Movement, Bay Area Chapter

Globally, youth are stepping up to create a more sustainable world! Hear several youth environmental activists speak about why they believe in youth-led change and how they are leading transformational efforts in the Bay Area and beyond.

Youth Rising and Environmental Emergency Panel Recording

indigenous Perspectives, environmental justice, art & culture (panel)

Kim Anno
Morning Star Gali, Restoring Justice for Indigenous Peoples
Geralyn Montano
Eryn Wise, Seeding Sovereignty

Join us for a discussion among activists and artist/activists on social and environmental crises. These experts on community engagement will provide new perspectives on environmental issues and social justice with an emphasis on indigenous experience and perspectives.

Indigenous Perspectives, Environmental Justice, Art & Culture Panel recording

reception and book reading from "Mujeres mágicas: domestic workers' right to write"

Las Malcriadas, Bay Area Domestic Worker Organizers and Storytellers

Mujeres Mágicas, a bilingual (Spanish/English) anthology comprised of 29 stories, grew out of the depth of a two-year writing workshop that developed the voices of domestic workers -- nannies, housecleaners, and care workers -- as writers and protagonists in their own stories. Despite the critical labor of domestic workers, most of whom are immigrant women and women of color, the two million strong workforce continues to face systematically low wages, high rates of abuse, and few labor protections. This genre-breaking anthology brings visibility to domestic workers’ fight for recognition, offering an inside look at the power of organizing through art and culture.

RECEPTION AND BOOK READING FROM "MUJERES MÁGICAS: DOMESTIC WORKERS' RIGHT TO WRITE" Recording