The 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.
Consistent with the Mission of the University of San Francisco,
the Forum intends to promote and create knowledge that will fashion a more just
world by challenging sexist, racist, heterosexist and classist values and
societal structures worldwide.
The core mission of the Forum is to foster socially responsible
learning and critical thinking. We start from the premise that “women” are not
homogeneous, or all the same. In fact, we live with many differences among us,
not least of which are class, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and locale. Our
mission is to assist in unpacking intersected systems of oppression and
privilege based on these differences.
The Forum fosters informed, multicultural and international
reflection and dialogue. We aim to forge a new non-colonial feminist solidarity
by hearing directly from the experiences and critical analyses of local and
international academics, activists and artists who have been working to end
gender oppression and other systems of oppression.