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CARE Dialogue Keynote set for May 18, 2022

April 11, 2022

The keynote event for the Kaplan Institute's year-long CARE Dialogue will feature renowned poet, activist, and Queer Black feminist scholar Alexis Pauline Gumbs in conversation with disability justice theorist and activist Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha on rethinking the forms and possibilities of care and carework. The virtual event is scheduled for 12 noon CST on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.

As the pandemic continues alongside the onslaught of state sanctioned violence internationally and locally from war to policing to divestment from public housing, health, and education, the bodily impacts of exhaustion, grief, and mental health issues mount, especially on the bodies of sick and disabled queer Indigenous, Black, and people of color. This conversation is a moment to pause, reflect, and explore modes of worldmaking that allow us to cultivate more liberatory futures.

The dialogue will be moderated by Patricia Nguyen, Assistant Professor of Asian American Studies at Northwestern.

This keynote will serve as a capstone to the ongoing conversations this year that have been initiated by Northwestern faculty and graduates on the theme of CARE. To register for the virtual event, please click here.

Co-presented by the Northwestern Women's Center, the Colloquium on Ethnicity and Diaspora, and the Kaplan Humanities Institute.

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