Tuesday, January 12, 2019

5:30 p.m. Atwater Dinner

7:00 p.m. Screening in Axinn 232: Roll Red Roll

A documentary previously featured at the Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival. In small-town Steubenville, Ohio, at a pre-season football party, a horrible incident took place involving two teen boys and an inebriated girl. What transpired would garner national attention and result in the sentencing of two key offenders. The story acts as a cautionary tale of what can happen when adults look the other way and deny that rape culture exists.

Wednesday, January 13, 2019

2:00 p.m. #IamNotAfraidtoSay but not #MeToo: Russian Women’s Ambivalence in Claiming Sexual Autonomy

  • Janet Johnson, Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College, CUNY

4:00 p.m. #Cuéntalo: Black Moon/Luna morada and the #MeToo movement en español

  • Tina Escaja, Director of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, University of Vermont

7:00 p.m. Screening in Axinn 232: UN Sex Abuse Scandal

  • Screening of Frontline documentary followed by discussion with Sarah Stroup, Associate Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College

Thursday, January 14, 2019

3:00 p.m. More than a Public Reckoning: The Need for Laws

  • Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Associate Dean of International Programs, University of Pennsylvania Law School

5:00 p.m. Dinner and Panel Event: The Age of Reckoning at Middlebury College

  • A discussion of responses to cases of sexual violence on campus, moderated by Karin Hanta, Director of Chellis House Feminist Resource Center at Middlebury College 

Breakout Discussions

As part of the summit format of the 2020 conference, one hour of break-out discussions will follow the first keynote speaker. Audience members will be asked to engage in dialogue with experts from various fields to discuss the topic of borders, while enjoying a catered dinner. Each table will include one discussion leader, who will focus the conversation on an area of their expertise. After 30 minutes with a group, audience members will be given the opportunity to switch to a different group for the second half. This way, they have the chance to participate in two discussions on very different subjects.

Discussion Leaders and Topics

Desiree Kane (Miwok Journalist, Activist, and Media Producer): “Anti-colonial Storytelling from Movement Frontlines”

Stefano Mula (Professor of Italian, Middlebury College): “Liquid Borders: Migrants in the Mediterranean Sea”

Ellen Oxfeld (Gordon Schuster Professor of Anthropology, Middlebury College): “How does the U.S. history of settler colonialism impact our worldview of other settler colonialist projects?”

Amit Prakash (Visiting Assistant Professor, English and American Literatures, Middlebury College): “Where is the Border? Surveillance, Racism, and the Making of Borderlands”

Linsey Sainte-Claire (Assistant Professor, French and Francophone Studies, Middlebury College): “Troubled Waters: Frenchness and Dis-integration for Second-Generation French Caribbean Immigrants”

Erin Sassin (Assistant Professor, History of Art and Architecture, Middlebury College): “Central European Borders/Borderlands: From Upper Silesia to Divided Berlin”

Yumna Siddiqi (Associate Professor, English and American Literatures, Middlebury College): “Border as Method: The Proliferation and Power of Borders”

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