January 2, 2014 at 5:09 am

Gender, Protest, and New Media in Global Context, Feb. 24

The Center for Law, Justice & Culture presents a panel on Gender, Protest, and New Media in Global Context. The panel will be held on Monday, Feb. 24, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Baker 231.

The panel will offer critical academic perspectives on recent protest movements that have developed against rape culture and other forms of gender-based discrimination and violence in non-U.S. contexts. It also will shed light on the ways in which these movements have used new media technologies as part of their struggles.

The panel is part of a series of student-sponsored events on the theme of Empowering Women of Ohio (Feb. 21-28), focusing on rape culture and slut shaming — issues of concern to undergraduate students at Ohio University and so many other campuses across the country.

The panel will include:

  • Pashmina Murthy, Assistant Professor of English at Kenyon College. She will speak on recent protest movements against rape and rape culture in India over the past year.
  • Ashley Currier, Assistant Professor of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies at University of Cincinnatti. She will speak on LGBT organizing in Namibia and South Africa.
  • Nihal Said, Soros Fellow and M.A. student in Communication and Development Studies at Ohio University. She will speak on street protests and street harassment in Egypt.

The Center has coordinated the panel in collaboration with the student organization, Students for Law, Justice & Culture. It is part of the spring series on Critical Resistance in the Digital Age.

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The next event will be a public lecture by feminist media critic Anita Sarkeesian on Privacy and Sexual Harassment in the Digital Age, scheduled for March 13 at 5 p.m. in Baker Theater.

These events are planned in conjunction with the launch of the interdisciplinary theme Making and Breaking the Law in Fall 2014.

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