Five College Consortium

Five College Reproductive Health, Rights and Justice Program

"Fighting the U.S. Sex Trade: Gender, Race & Politics:" A Lecture by Prof. Carrie N. Baker

Thu, Nov 29 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Herter Hall 601

Prof. Baker’s new book Fighting the U.S. Sex Trade: Gender, Race & Politics tells the story of political collaboration over the last 50 years among feminists, evangelical Christians, human rights advocates, and sex worker rights activists to shift perceptions and public policies on the prostitution of youth in the United States. From campaigns against juvenile prostitution in the 1970s, to the global movement against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the 1990s, to leveraging the human trafficking framework to address "domestic minor sex trafficking" in the 2000s, activists have repeatedly reframed youth involvement in the sex trades to generate sympathy for these youth, reform related laws and policies, and create services to assist young people with experience in the sex trades. But to do so, these campaigns have often mobilized cultural discourses about gender, race and childhood that have marginalized the most vulnerable of these youth and obscured the real needs of most youth in the sex trades.

Carrie N. Baker is Professor and Director of the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College and a co-founder of the Five College Reproductive, Health, Rights and Justice Certificate. She teaches courses on gender, law, public policy, and feminist activism, including topical courses on reproductive justice, sexual harassment and sex trafficking.

Co-Sponsored by: UMass Departments of History, Legal Studies, WGSS, Sociology, Health Promotion and Policy; the Pre-Law Advising Office; and the Center for Women & Community.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Event contact: 
Jennifer Nye
Contact email: 
jlnye@umass.edu
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Tight Knit: global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Wed, Oct 17 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
83 College Street

Join the FCWSRC and the Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst on for an exciting book salon with Betsy Krause on her new book Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion. 

Betsy will be joined by discussants Anna Botta (Smith College), Calvin Chen (Mount Holyoke College), Anne Ciecko (UMass Amherst), and Vanessa Fong (Amherst College).

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Don't Mess with Me - Women and the 2018 Election

Sun, Oct 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Graham Hall, Hillyer Art Building

With Tahirah Amatul-Wadad, Jo Comerford, Lindsay Sabados, and Elizabeth Silver

Free and open to the public.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Event contact: 
Dana Chen, President Smith College Democrats
Contact email: 
dchen59@smith.edu
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