New York, New York

12/13 Course
Registration Deadline

(1:1 Leadership Training)

 Leadership Training:

Special Topics in Feminist History

"Kimberly George is the rare scholar who combines her intellectual acuity with a passion for collaboration and reconciliation. Offering rigorous educational opportunities outside of academia, she emboldens individuals and groups to engage with feminist theory while untangling complicated cultural histories with openness and empathy." 

Julie Weitz

Special Topics in Feminist History: 

Transforming Binaries, Building Coalitions

This 3-month intensive 1:1 leadership training course examines the complexity of how systems of violence divide historically targeted groups, severing access to the interdependence of all liberation. More particularly, we take up these concerns through both the history and contemporary challenges of feminist work engaging patriarchy, racism, and antisemitism.  

 

 We first center feminist history in our studies, then we apply the knowledge and practices of feminist foremothers to today.

We acknowledge it is a serious mistake to ignore the historical texts of women's knowledge—and we intervene in patriarchy's marginalization of women's history through our study of these texts and our attention to reflection and practice.

Through feminist readings linking research in several fields
(ethnic studies, Black studies, Arab Jewish texts, Indigenous studies, Chicana studies, religious studies, theology, and Jewish cultural studies),
we examine how feminist theorists and activists have understood the concepts of historical trauma and identity.

 

Transforming Binaries, Building Coalitions
offers a path of learning that:

  • emphasizes the importance of feminist coalition building practices for transformation ​
     

  • is strategically inter-disciplinary to take into account many different experiences and histories within intersecting systems

For example, historical trauma is a concept first developed

by Lakota scholar and mental health expert,

Dr. Maria Yellow Horse Brave Heart.
She was working alongside Jewish clinicians

as she connected the effects of different genocides.

 

We consider these entwined histories
(settler colonialism in the Americas and the Holocaust in Europe)

and make links to understanding different feminist analysis of violence.

We also consider different feminist theories of identity.

For example, while intersectionality  is an incredible body of thought...
 

...originating in Kimberlé Crenshaw's

immense contributions to Black feminist legal studies, 

other feminist lineages—including Chicana and Arab Studies— 

offer additional kinds of tools for analyzing

identity, structural violence, trauma, and intersecting systems. 

 

We go deep into many feminist toolkits,

examining what we will need to understand 

these entwined historical systems

in which racial and religious dominance produce

different kinds of violence, targeting different groups of people

The course is right for you if you want to learn:
 

  • How feminists activists and theorists built solidarity with one another across respective identities, historical traumas, and inter-generational histories.
     

  • How feminists have practiced coalitions in order to dismantle injustice.  
     

  • How feminist history offers an intellectual, activist, and spiritual legacy. 

Special Topics courses

are deep dives into feminist history.

The readings are carefully selected,

drawn from a range of research fields not usually put in dialogue.

We break down binaries

(including the mind-body split)

move through impasses,

bring more rigor to complex histories,

and build reparative toolkits

for transforming systemic violence.

The Course includes:
 

  • A twice monthly, 90-minute, 1:1 class (online via Zoom), plus an initial introductory session
     

  • weekly feminist theory readings + recorded lectures on the readings 
     

  • somatic-integration writing practices to process difficult content
     

  • email support between leadership sessions for additional support 

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This training is useful for educators, administrators, activists, nonprofits, philanthropists, and religious and faith leaders who believe in centering and studying women's history and voices for how to create effective models for countering intersecting systems of violence.

 

The course is especially relevant for those concerned by the rise of white nationalism and how communities might partner across difference to form coalitions of solidarity.

You can expect to spend 60-90 minutes a week on readings, contemplative exercises, and recorded lectures. Some people spend more, others less—we find the time investment right for your energy and life responsibilities. (Because honoring our body's exhaustion and limits is part of a feminist learning practice, too!) 

Over the course of 12-weeks, we have 6, 90-minute consulting sessions over Zoom to discuss the curriculum. Email support is offered in-between sessions.

We also have an initial 30-60 minute introductory session before the course readings begin.

We select session times at your convenience.

December 13.  (Please note a $250 late fee applies after.) We begin the course the week of January 13, 2020.

Special Topics Leadership Training Courses are $5500 per participant. The 1:1 leadership training format is designed for you to be able to teach and share the learning with others at your institution.

(Institutions historically marginalized are encouraged to apply for sliding scale rates.)

Please contact me here with your name, title, and institutional affiliation. I will be in touch in 24-hours.