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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Simone de Beauvoir Institute in Montreal Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary

Simone de Beauvoir Institute in Montreal Celebrates Its 35th Anniversary.

On April 17, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, named after the French
feminist and
philosopher (1908-1986), will celebrate its 35th anniversary. To mark the
it will host a three-day international conference (April 17 – 19) that
will bring
together feminists from a range of fields and disciplines. The conference
is titled
Rethinking Race and Sexuality: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and

The institute is one of the oldest and most innovative places in Canada
for feminist
studies and will welcome feminist scholars, activists and artists from as
far away
as Tunisia to present at the 35th anniversary conference. "The conference
is a good
way to celebrate 35 years because it will give us time to reflect," says
Victoria Namaste. The conference will focus on the intersection of race and
sexuality. The opening keynote address is open to all and will be given by
McClintock, who holds the Simone de Beauvoir Chair of English and Gender
Studies at
the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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