Please join us to celebrate Premilla Nadasen, winner of the 2020 Ann Snitow Prize for an extraordinary feminist intellectual and activist. After a short ceremony, Dr. Nadasen will be joined by Dr. Barbara Ransby for a conversation, The Politics of Care: Feminism, Race, and Grassroots Organizing. For more information about the prize, visit www.annsnitowprize.com.
Premilla Nadasen is a professor of history at Barnard College. From 2018–2020 she served as president of the National Women’s Studies Association. She has published extensively on the multiple meanings of feminism, alternative labor movements, and grassroots community organizing and is most interested in visions of social change and the ways in which poor and working-class women of color fought for social justice. She is the author, most recently, of Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement (Beacon 2015) and is currently writing a biography of South African singer and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba.
Dr. Barbara Ransby is Distinguished Professor in the Departments of African American Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and History at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), where she directs the campus-wide Social Justice Initiative, a project that promotes connections between academics and community organizers doing work on social justice. She is the author of many books, most recently Making All Black Lives Matter: Re-imagining Freedom in the 21st Century (2018).