The Women’s Center at Northwestern University has announced its 2018-19 programming theme “Gender, Work and Power.” Labor and civil rights activist Dolores Huerta will deliver the keynote address Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at Pick-Staiger Concert Hall located at 50 Arts Circle Drive on the Evanston campus.
A social justice activist for more than 50 years, Huerta currently works to connect community-based organizing with larger political movements; advocates for education reform; fights to improve low-income communities and champions greater equality for women and the LGBTQ+ community.
Admission to Huerta’s keynote is free and open to the public. An American Sign Language interpreter will be present.
“By looking closely at the intersection between waged work and unpaid work, we will seek to understand how women’s, transgender and non-binary people’s experiences are shaped in the workplace and in society,” Women’s Center Director Sekile Nzinga-Johnson said.
“Throughout the year, we will consider labor movements and feminist and queer activism in order to learn from them and discover how work can be transformative,” Nzinga-Johnson said.
More information about “Gender, Labor and Power at Work” programming will be available on the Women’s Center website.
Women’s Center 2018-2019 program sponsors include the Center for Civic Engagement at Northwestern, Northwestern College Feminists, Northwestern Contemporary Thought Speaker Series, Edith Kreeger Wolf Endowment in Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern Latinx Studies, Northwestern Graduate Student Association, One Book One Northwestern, the Office of Institutional Diversity and Inclusion at Northwestern, the Office of Student Engagement at Northwestern and the YWCA Evanston/North Shore.