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Feminists Against Academic Discrimination (F.A.A.D.) helps women faculty, especially those associated with women’s studies programs and departments, who are subjected to different types of academic discrimination, including but not limited to discrimination on the basis of sex/gender, race/ethnicity, marital status, disability, or sexual orientation.

Scale of JusticePlease support F.A.A.D. in providing assistance to women faculty who experience academic discrimination by making a donation. To make a donation, please send an e-mail message to sharon@teichmangallery.com.
In sisterhood, THANK YOU!

Fundraising Dinner

Fundraising Dinner Picture

The 26th Anniversary F.A.A.D. Fund Raising Dinner took place June 28, 2007 in St. Charles, Illinois,the site of the NWSA Conference. Dr. Graciela Chichilnisky, UNESCO Chair of Mathematics and Economics and Prof. of Statistics at Columbia University-New York (standing) was the guest speaker and recipient of the “SPEAKING OUT FOR JUSTICE” Award for her struggle to help women faculty gain equity at her institution.

Conference

Join us Nov 7 – 10 at the 2013 NWSA Conference in the NWSA Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. Please visit the F.A.A.D. Table in the Book Exhibit area, come to the F.A.A.D. Business Meeting, and attend the FAAD-sponsored session.

SESSION: “Session Title:  Danger!  Academic Feminism May Be Hazardous To Your Health”
DAY: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, TIME: 5:25 – 6:40 pm, LOCATION: Duke Energy Convention Center 260

MODERATOR: Paula Ressler (Illinois State University)
PRESENTERS:Sharon Leder (Feminists Against Academic Discrimination), Pramila Venkateswaran (Nassau Community College), Ann Burnett (North Dakota State University), Becca Chase (self employed)

ABSTRACT: The bodies of feminist scholar/activists faced with discrimination often have been inscribed with their confrontations and struggles. Their impaired bodies, psyches, and spirits have been used to further marginalize and exclude them. The scholar/teacher/activist may endure not only isolation and years of litigation, but illness, injury, and even death. This round table will explore how discriminatory practices based on sex, gender, sexuality, race, ability, and nation have been applied to silence the voices and restrain or eliminate the bodies of feminists in academia,and how such “collateral damage” can be overcome/ prevented/ resisted in the future.

RATIONAL: The bodies of feminist scholar/activists faced with discrimination often have been inscribed with their confrontations and struggles. Their impaired bodies, psyches, and spirits have been used as tools by reactionary forces within academe to further marginalize and exclude them. Yet, disability discrimination, part of the excluded “profane,” has been missing from the feminist agenda (Elizabeth Spelman’s “Inessential Woman: Problems of Exclusion in Feminist Thought” and Ranneveig Traustadotter’s “Women With Disabilities: The Double Discrimination”). In her remarks prepared for the 2007 Madrid Women’s Congress, Kay Austen wrote: Institutionalized discriminatory practices target “dissident” women: women activists and whistle blowers who confront gender politics head-on in feminist-oriented research or teaching, who attempt to improve conditions for women, or who protest their own victimization. The goal is political: to silence and eliminate these women as agents of change. The scholar/teacher/activist may endure not only isolation and years of litigation, but illness, injury, and even death. The system reaps the economic and power benefits of discrimination by using the example of the targeted activist to intimidate other women and minorities seeking equality.
During this round table we will explore how discriminatory practices based on sex, gender, sexuality, race, ability, and nation have been applied to silence the voices and restrain or eliminate the bodies of feminists in academia; how discrimination impairs health and well-being; how those affected have healed (or not); and how such “collateral damage” can be overcome/ prevented/ resisted in the future.

BUSINESS MEETING - Friday, November 8, 2013, 8-9am, Duke Energy Convention Center 210. Please Visit the FAAD Table in the Exhibit Hall.

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