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Suzanne Pharr — “The Women’s Project: Working Across Race, Gender, and Economics”

CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies Presents LEGACIES & LUNCH

Speaker: Suzanne Pharr

Suzanne Pharr will tell the story of the Women’s Project’s efforts to build a local women’s movement in the 1980s and 1990s and show how it worked across race, gender, and economic lines to bring about social change in Arkansas. The discussion will include insights into how these strategies can help confront crises that we now face.

Suzanne Pharr, a Southern queer feminist and anti-racist organizer and strategist, founded the Women’s Project in Arkansas in 1981 with the goal of eliminating sexism and racism through dismantling systems of violence and economic injustice. Working with multi-racial, multi-issued organizations, she is a co-founder of Southerners on New Ground, director of the Highlander Center, and founding member of the Southern Movement Assembly. Pharr is the author of the books Transformation: Toward a People’s Democracy, In the Time of the Right: Reflections on Liberation, and Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism.

Copies of Transformation: Toward a People’s Democracy will be for sale in the Galleries & Bookstore at Library Square in the CALS Roberts Library on the day of the event.

Register for Webinar

Legacies & Lunch is a hybrid program—offering participants the opportunity to attend either in person or virtually via Zoom. To participate in person, join us in Room 124 of the CALS Roberts Library (401 President Clinton Ave). Parking is available in the surface lot south of Roberts or the CALS Parking Deck across Rock Street. Parking will be validated. Bring your lunch; we will provide drinks and cookies. To participate virtually, register for the webinar using the button above.

This program will be live-streamed to YouTube and the recording will be available immediately following the event.


About Legacies & Lunch

Legacies & Lunch is a free monthly program of CALS Butler Center for Arkansas Studies about Arkansas-related topics.

Past Legacies & Lunch Events

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Date and Time

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm