Panel: What Can U.S. Librarians Learn from Feminist Struggles Against Imperialist Invasion in Ukraine, Military Wars in Sudan and Religious Fundamentalism in Iran?
12:00pm – 1:30pm (Central)
Feminists are actively involved in the current struggles against Russia’s imperialist invasion of Ukraine, war between military factions in Sudan, and religious fundamentalist rule in Iran. What are the unique features of the struggles of women in these countries today? What can U.S. librarians learn from them as we face growing authoritarianism, racism, misogyny and homophobia in the U.S.? How can librarians and feminists in these countries help each other’s struggles?
Panelists: Frieda Afary, Public librarian, translator, writer, activist, and author
Dr. Tetiana Hranchak, Head, Department of Political Analysis, Vernadsky National Library of Ukraine, member of the Board of the Ukrainian Library Association
Israa Abbas, poet, researcher, cataloger, archivist, and founder of the Sudanese Poetics Archive and the Sudanese Literature Archive