The League of Women Voters of New Castle County invites you to its monthly TED Discussion, Saturday September 21st over lunch. The format is to watch the TED Talk and then discuss the "Ideas Worth Sharing." Drinks and food can be ordered from Greene Turtle's regular menu as desired. Contact Kay Palmer with questions or to RSVP.
The League of Women Voters of the United States has embarked on a yearlong project that focuses on diversity, equity, and inclusion. One desired outcome of the project is to increase the diversity in the chapters, to create an environment where people of color and ethnicity are welcomed. To this point, the project included a TEDX Talk entitled “Feminist Friendship” by Dr. Cori Wong.
Dr. Wong notes that:
Feminism is hard and complicated—doing good feminist work and doing work to be a good feminist is even harder. White feminists have a long history of ignoring intersectionality within the women’s movement; rather than leveraging differences among women as strengths and a resource, they continue to be ignored.
Even though we may feel that we are doing what we believe to be good work in social justice, we may find that we are actually doing social justice poorly in our own practices. In this talk, Dr. Wong describes a model of ‘Feminism Friendship’ that she has developed that call attention to the skills we are already using with our closest relationships that would allow us to better engage with others who are different than us.
Dr. Cori Wong is a feminist and a philosopher, assists at the Women & Gender Collaborative at Colorado University, and teaches Women’s Studies courses on contemporary feminist theory and feminist friendship. She is passionate about empowering “others to think through everyday life experiences to realize opportunities for personal transformation and social justice.”
Join us on September 21, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Greene Turtle in Christiana to engage in a genuine dialogue, following the viewing of the TEDX Talk, on diversity and inclusion in our own social justice practices.