Opening – #FEAS + Reception

#FEAS: The Talk Show

Monday, April 26, 3:30-4:30pm PDT
Mindy Blaise, Emily Gray, and Jo Pollitt


#FEAS: The Talk Show will be premiered at the CIES opening. You will be introduced to Feminist Educators Against Sexism #FEAS, an Australian-based, international feminist collective committed to developing interventions into sexisms in Higher Education and other spaces. #FEAS: The Talk Show will explore our thoughts on social responsibility in changing contexts in relation to gender, sexisms and higher education. #FEAS: The Talk Show will be both pre-recorded and live, as we continue our discussions with CIES 2021 conference participants. Together, we will develop strategies to intervene into the everyday injustices that continue to shape our working (at home) lives. These interventions may include ethical Zoom participation and chairing; how to interrupt a Zoom-splainer; how to navigate chat; how to pay attention during online meetings and conferences; and how to create and maintain equitable space in the online working environment. This #FEAS presentation is a much anticipated follow-up to Project P: The Political, the Personal, the Practical which featured at CIES 2020 as a participatory online workshop.

Feminist Educators Against Sexism #FEAS are an international feminist collective committed to developing arts-based interventions into sexism in the academy. #FEAS was formed in 2016 and is co-led by Mindy Blaise, Emily Gray and Jo Pollitt. #FEAS now has many members located in Australia and all over the world including UK, Aotearoa New Zealand, Sweden, Belgium, the USA, Canada and Saudi Arabia and has grown to an international collective that includes a Facebook page with over 900 members, a monthly cite club with over 150 members as well as research and creative partnerships. Mindy, Emily, and Jo are an interdisciplinary team who have experience conducting sociological research in various educational spaces, including classrooms, higher education, art galleries, and performance spaces.

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Reception Following

4:30-6:30 PDT