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Thursday, June 23 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Feminism Beyond Borders: Building a More Diverse Gender Justice Movement 

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The mainstream understanding of feminism in the U.S. has often focused on the needs of white women, including the “right to choose.” But for the majority of women around the world, the biggest feminist/womanist question centers around the “right to survive.” How do women worldwide survive poverty, war, and sexual and gender-based violence? How can people of faith in the U.S. engage in global issues that impact women seemingly a world away? Come explore these questions as we discuss how to use faith as a framework for achieving a broader, more inclusive, and global understanding of feminism and womanism.

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Amy Gopp

Vice President for External Relations, IMA World Health
The Rev. Amy Gopp is the Vice President of External Relations for IMA World Health. Gopp is an ordained minister of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) with two decades of experience in faith-based relief and development. A passionate global activist for girls and women’s rights, education and empowerment, Gopp is one of the key leaders of the We Will Speak Out U.S. coalition to end sexual and gender-based violence. She received her BA... Read More →

Paula Penebaker

President/CEO, YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

Thursday June 23, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Room 6C

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