When: Thursday, December 12, 6 - 8 PM
Where: Experimental Station, 6100 South Blackstone Avenue
What does rape look like? From Steubenville to Maryville, how do we and the media respond to and depict male violence, masculinity, and the national epidemic of violence against women? What is rape culture, and how has it been impacted by technology and the widespread use of social networks? Salamishah Tillet, a rising feminist activist and scholar, will explore these questions and more in her talk, "How Ending Violence Against Women Will Save the World." Following her talk, Tillet will be in conversation with Beth Elaine Richie, Natalie Yvonne Moore,
Sharmili Majmudar, and Claudia Garcia Rojas.
As a rape survivor, scholar, and writer, Dr. Salamishah Tillet has spent her career championing the rights and voices of our most vulnerable citizens. Nominated by Glamour magazine as a “Women of the Year” and named America’s “Top Leaders Under 30” by Ebony. Currently, she is an associate professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania and has faculty appointments in the Department of Africana Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies.
She earned her Ph.D. in the History of American Civilization and A.M. in English and American Literature from Harvard University and her Masters in the Art of Teaching from Brown University. This year, she will publish “Gloria Steinem: The Kindle Singles Interview” with Amazon and she is currently working on a book on the Civil Rights icon, Nina Simone.
Presented by the Illinois Humanities Council - The Public Square in partnership with the Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy, Center for the Study of Race, Politics and Culture, Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality, Gender, UIC's Gender and Women's Studies and Social Justice Initiative, the McCormick Foundation's Why News Matters Initiative, and Chicago Public Media.
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.