Research Talk: "Intersectional Challenges in Re-Mobilizing the Women's Movement"
- Anna Kirkland, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Women’s Studies, Political Science, Sociology, and Health Management and Policy
- Lisa Disch, Professor of Political Science and Women’s Studies
In this research talk, Professor Michael Heaney will discuss findings from his surveys of participants at the 2017 Women’s March in DC, and the Women’s Convention in Detroit in October 2017.
After the candidacy and election of Donald J. Trump as President, there have been renewed efforts to organize women in the United States under a single, unified umbrella. The most visible effort is the Women’s March, which organized a massive march in Washington, DC and around the world on the day following Trump’s inauguration. The Women’s March also organized a convention, held in Detroit in October 2017.
This study examines these organizing efforts to assess the extent to which this nascent women’s movement is mending divisions among women and the extent to which divisions still represent challenges to the movement, and was partially funded by IRWG.
Panelists Anna Kirkland and Lisa Disch will offer commentary. A Q&A with the audience will follow the discussion.
IRWG provided funding for this research through our Faculty Seed Grant program.