Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cost: Free
Western Washington University Libraries 516 High Street Bellingham, WA Contact:
Jenny Oleen Jenny.Oleen@wwu.edu (360) 650 - 2613 Event Categories:
From Sabotage to Support: A New Vision for Feminist Solidarity – Author, adjunct professor, and professional consultant Joy Wiggins will speak at Western Libraries about a new vision for feminist solidarity in the workplace. Socialized behaviors and ideologies that influence implicit bias also keep women and people of color on the margins, setting them in competition.
Joy Wiggins’ latest book, co-written with Kami J. Anderson, investigates how the workplace’s patriarchal past defines its present, triggering women to work in opposition. In this book, Wiggins and Anderson share research, interviews, actions, and tools, with chapters featuring candid conversations between the authors on the ways race, privilege, and power play out in their own lives, work, and friendship. During this talk, Wiggins will examine the intersections of power and privilege, looking at feminist history for milestones as well as missteps, and plotting a course for true inclusion. This event takes place in the Western Libraries Reading Room (Wilson 4th Floor Central).
The Western Libraries Reading Series is dedicated to featuring the scholarly and creative work of Western faculty and staff by featuring diverse speakers from a variety of backgrounds and disciplines who are engaged in research, writing, and teaching at Western.
For more information about this event, please contact Scholarly Communications Librarian at Western Libraries, Jenny.Oleen@wwu.edu.