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April 23, 2016 - Noon-6 p.m.
We extend our appreciation and gratitude to our co-sponsors:
Hampshire College’s: SOURCE Coalition (Students of Under-Represented Cultures and Ethnicities), Office for Diversity and Multicultural Education, President’s Office, Ethics and the Common Good, and The School of Cognitive Science.
ASK 2016 theme is BlackFemmesVSTheState. Black Femmes face violence expanding on bell hooks phrase "imperialist white supremacist capitalist patriarchy" to include the structure of White-Cis-Hetero-Ableist-Patriarchal-Settler-Colonial-Imperialism. Our goal is to understand the founding of Global American Empire, from sexual violence to mass incarceration, by making visible the lived political experiences of Black Trans Femmes. These intersections are where we understand this violence to be occurring. Whiteness as the overarching system that defines Cissexism, Heteronormativity, Patriarchy, Genocide, and resource monopolization are different manifestations of the same dominant white culture.
Since 2004, the Cultural Center has organized an annual ASK for Social Justice program for the campus community. The purpose is to host a program that explores essential Attitudes, Skills, and Knowledge for promoting social justice.