CFB: “Intersectionality & Political Action,” FSR Blog’s Call for Thematic Blog Submissions!
We want to hear your responses to FSR Blog’s @theTable: “Intersectionality & Political Action.”
Having been introduced to the 2016 meeting of the Feminist Liberation Theologians’ Network (FLTN) and the topic of intersectionality and political action (Mary E. Hunt), we have: explored how intersectional feminist coalition is needed more than ever given the current U.S. military and political hegemony (Nami Kim), seen some specific actions and examples that show how “in this difficult moment we will show up for each other in ways we never have before” (Judith Plaskow), and imagined how an “intersectional analysis of ableism, colonialism, patriarchy, and capitalism then tells us about different possibilities for living: we could build new worlds that ultimately benefit everyone” (Andrea Smith). We now need you.
We invite you, our readers, to reflect on aspects of the conversation and your own experiences on this topic in the form of a blog submission. The original topic call is found in the original posting below. N.B. Open call authors must incorporate aspects of the @theTable’s analyses in their blog submissions. Submissions that do not engage any of the published pieces will be declined.
The due date for submissions is March 24th, 2017 and pieces must adhere to our submission guidelines.
Any questions? Send us an email at [email protected].
We look forward to hearing from you!
What is the global and local impact of the U.S. political situation in 2017? The Feminist Liberation Theologians’ Network (FLTN) began a conversation on this topic at AAR/SBL 2016 by considering the impact of intersectional approaches and experiences on political response and engagement. This FSR Blog @theTable and partnered open call invite you to continue that conversation. This week, authors Nami Kim, Judith Plaskow and Andrea Smith will share what they presented at the FLTN 2016 gathering and we will extend the conversation here on the FSR blog. We invite you to submit blogs highlighting insights from feminist and religious studies approaches on topics dealing with privilege and risk, the politics of empathy, the need for self-care, and the importance of local as well as national focus for action.
Contact: [email protected].
Deadline: March 24th, 2017.
N.B. Open call authors must incorporate aspects of the @theTable’s analyses in their blog submissions. Submissions that do not engage any of the published pieces will be declined.
Our @theTable Authors (in order of publication):
Monday: Mary E. Hunt, “Introduction: FLTN 2016”
Tuesday: Nami Kim, “Survival at No One’s Expense: Forging an Intersectional Coalition”
Wednesday: Judith Plaskow, “I am here as a Jewish Feminist”
Thursday: Andrea Smith, “Intersectionality and Ableism”
Friday: Open call for submissions begin.