The Making of an International Human Rights Movement with Katherine Marino
Where: The New School
66 W. 12th St.
212-229-5108 Price: Free
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The talk will explore feminismo americano, a movement that thrived over the first half of the twentieth century. Activists from the U.S., Central America, Caribbean, South America, and Mexico collaborated across borders to promote women’s suffrage, equal pay for equal work, and maternity rights, and to pioneer innovations in international law. Their work laid pivotal groundwork for what became known as international human rights. Within this movement, U.S. leaders often presumed feminist superiority, and in response, Latin American activists united more strongly around a feminismo that confronted global imperialism, racism, and fascism. The talk argues that Latin American activists were at the vanguard of global feminism and international human rights.
Katherine Marino is an assistant professor of history at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research and teaching interests include histories of twentieth-century U.S. and Latin America; women, gender, sexuality, and race; human rights; and transnational feminisms. Her book, Feminism for the Americas: The Making of an International Human Rights Movement (UNC Press, 2019), is based on her dissertation that won the OAH Lerner-Scott Prize for the best dissertation on U.S. women’s history.
This lecture is sponsored by The New School’s Centennial Celebration and run in conjunction with the Global 1919 Lecture Series. This lecture is free and open to the public.Buy tickets/get more info now