Professor Emerita Zillah Eisenstein speaking at the Community Foundation Women's Fund gathering this Tuesday, 2/26.


Contributed by Rachel Gould

Posted on behalf of Assistant Provost Tanya Saunders

Zillah Eisenstein, Professor Emerita, Department of Politics, will be speaking this Tuesday, February 26, 5:30-7:00 pm at Cinemapolis as part of the Community Foundation Women's Fund gathering "Personal and Political Feminisms: Finding Understandings Amid the Chaos". 

From the event summary on the Community Foundation website:

"Zillah Eisenstein is a nationally acclaimed speaker and writer, having lived through political and social movements while documenting their trends and shifts. She has weaved a private life in Ithaca with a huge body of work across the globe. Zillah will lead this exploration and share her experiences over time. We will start with an awareness of “feminisms”, not just a one-size-fits-all exclusionary notion. Come ready to think, have your notions challenged, and ready to leave engaged and nourished by some different or deeper understandings.

Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund is proud to host this event as part of our objective to promote educational, economic, social, and political equality for women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome trans women, genderqueer women, and non-binary people who are significantly female-identified.

Zillah Eisenstein is a ground breaking political thinker, writer and activist who is always looking to find new anti-racist feminist pathways. She is the author of more than twelve books and hundreds of articles detailing the continual struggles for social, racial, economic, environmental, gender, sexual, and bodily justice by women of all colors across the globe. She has lived in Ithaca New York throughout these decades of national and global activism. She is Professor Emerita of Political Theory, Ithaca College, NY. Visit her website to access her writings for Al Jazeera and Feminist Wire."