Your Friendly Neighborhood Sex Workers: Lessons in Activism and Organizing from India, the Netherlands, and the United States

Below you will find the abstract of the paper written by Emily Parker during the summer session of the Women’s History program’s accelerated degree option.  For more information about this program and the work its student’s produce, you can visit this page. By Emily Parker This paper examines the ways that sex worker organizations and activists have worked to positively influence the lives and working conditions … Continue reading Your Friendly Neighborhood Sex Workers: Lessons in Activism and Organizing from India, the Netherlands, and the United States

Still Not Asking For It: A Flash Tattoo Event

By Jackie Collens Here’s a fun fact for anyone who doesn’t already know this about me- I’m kind of into tattoos.  I may not have a ton of them (yet) but I love looking at the work of different artists, and learning about the history and community of tattooing.  When I moved to the New York area just over a year ago, I was elated … Continue reading Still Not Asking For It: A Flash Tattoo Event

Who Wants to Go to The Dinner Party? The Power of Feminist Art

By Rachel Williams As a part of the Women’s History Accelerated Program, the inaugural class marked the end of the summer seminar, The Usable Past: Introduction to Practical Applications of Historical Knowledge of Women and Gender, with an independent study project. My classmates and I selected very diverse subject areas and had the benefit of sharing our topics with each other. Little did I know … Continue reading Who Wants to Go to The Dinner Party? The Power of Feminist Art

Learning Historical Activism

By Emily Parker and Rachel Williams Sarah Lawrence College’s history of innovative feminist scholarship and activism requires no expansive introduction. Being the first university to offer a Master of Arts degree in Women’s History has given given SLC the unshakeable reputation of being a hub for young scholars of women, gender, and history to learn the nuances of their fields in the uniquely creative yet … Continue reading Learning Historical Activism