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Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series: Chelsea M. E. Johnson, Ph.D.

Thursday, January 23rd
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Event Description

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology along with the Department of Psychology will present a talk titled, “Moving Beyond Academic Borders: The Radical Potential of Intersectional Feminist Children’s Literature” with Chelsea M. E. Johnson, Ph.D., from 7:00p.m. – 8:30p.m. Thursday, January 23, in 244 Schroeder Hall. Johnson is a User Experience Research at LinkedIn. This event is part of the Children’s Studies Minor Speaker Series.

What forms should feminism take to center the most vulnerable? What’s possible when we move beyond academic pressures and borders? Co-authors and sociologists Chelsea Johnson, Carolyn Choi, LaToya Council of CLC Collective were inspired to pen the first children’s book about intersectionality at the height of the #MeToo protests in 2017, seeing an exigent need among academics to bridge the gap between feminist scholarship and activism. They threw themselves into an uncharted terrain—the world of children’s books—and partnered with feminist artist Ashley Seil Smith and feminist publisher Dottir Press to bring IntersectionAllies: We Make Room for All to life. Join us for a book reading and presentation about CLC Collective’s efforts to manifest feminism in form and process to “make room for all.”

If you need a special accommodation to participate in this program, call the Department of Psychology at (309) 438-8651. Please allow sufficient time to arrange the accommodation.

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Schroeder Hall
403 W. College Avenue
Normal, IL