The 7th Annual F Word Conference

The Social Justice Institute’s Undergraduate Student Association and Graduate Student Association present:

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The F Word Conference is an annual student-led feminist conference. The overall theme for this year’s conference invites guests to link and expand the rubric of feminist intersectional theorizing and practice by thinking through how we might do epistemic critique, research methods, poetry, visual art, digital representation, and creative approaches to social justice in the here and now. This conference aims to reimagine the future of feminist intersectional theorizing and embodiment.

This year, 12 undergraduate and 6 graduate students from across disciplines and faculties will present their original work, community organizations will lead workshops on social justice issues, and keynote speakers will share and enlighten as we work as a community towards bringing theory to practice.

Keynote Speakers

leahlakshmi[1]Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a queer disabled femme writer, performance artist and educator of Burgher/Tamil Sri Lankan and Irish/Roma ascent. The author of the Lambda Award-winning Love Cake, Dirty River, Bodymap and Consensual Genocide and co-editor with Ching-In Chen and Jai Dulani of The Revolution Starts At Home: Confronting Intimate Violence in Activist Communities, her writings on femme of color and Sri Lankan identities, survivorhood, and healing, disability and transformative justice have appeared in the anthologies Octavia’s Brood, Dear Sister, Letters Lived, Undoing Border Imperialism, Stay Solid, Persistence: Still Butch and Femme, Yes Means Yes, Visible: A Femmethology, Homelands, Colonize This, We Don’t Need Another Wave, Bitchfest, Without a Net, Dangerous Families, Brazen Femme, Femme and A Girl’s Guide to Taking Over The World.

 

sunera[1]Dr. Sunera Thobani is Associate Professor at the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at the University of British Columbia. She is a co-founder of the cross-Canada network, Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equity (RACE), the former Director of the Centre for Race, Autobiography, Gender and Age (RAGA) at UBC, and a former President of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women.

 

Community Organizations

AMS Sexual Assault Support Centre, Fat Panic, Indian Residential School Survivor’s Society, Rising Tide: Vancouver Coast Salish Territories, Women Against Violence Against Women (WAVAW), and more.

Accessibility

  • Conference is free for anyone who registers. All meals are provided throughout the day with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available.
  • Childcare is provided free of cost. If you require childcare, please email grsjconference@gmail.com.
  • Safer space volunteers will be on site to offer support, in addition to a designated safer space corner.
  • The Nest has gender-neutral and accessible washrooms on every floor.
  • Please contact grsjconference@gmail.com for other accessibility needs or inquiries.

At Our Roots

“Intersectionality, then, was my attempt to make feminism, anti-racist activism, and anti-discrimination law do what I thought they should – highlight the multiple avenues through which racial and gender oppression were experienced so that the problems would be easier to discuss and understand.” (Kimberlé Crenshaw, September 2015)

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