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Category: General National Young Women's Day of Action

National Young Women's Day of Action

October 21, 2020

Since 2010, the Gender and Sexuality Center at UT Austin has hosted National Young Women’s Day of Action (NYWDA), an event dedicated to the political activism of young women. NYWDA is organized with the aim to encourage political involvement and provide a forum for raising general awareness about issues that range from equal rights to gender, sexual, and racial equity. Each year, in observance of NYWDA, we bring a feminist speaker to campus for a keynote and Q&A. This year, our speaker is Danielle Fuentes Morgan!

She is a professor at Santa Clara University & the author of “Laughing to Keep from Dying”, a book on African American satire in the 21st century. For NYWDA, Danielle will be doing a keynote on Black women’s friendships in pop culture, specifically the ways in which Black television comedies (and comedy-dramas) like Insecure, Girlfriends, and Living Single can operate as a form of social justice in creating and disseminating portrayals of Black women that are otherwise missing from popular culture. The event will also feature words and questions from our student speaker, Zaria El-Fil.

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ACCESSIBILITY STATEMENT: ASL interpretation, closed captioning, and other access needs are available upon request. Please email at least 3 days ahead of the event to request these services or ask any questions about access needs for this event.

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