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    FQT/GSWS Board Member Akira Drake Rodriguez on The Racialized History of Philadelphia Public Schools

    FQT/GSWS Board Member and Weitzman Assistant Professor Akira Drake Rodriguez recently co-authored a piece in The Metropole on the Racialized History of Philadelphia's Toxic Public Schools. The long-defunded Philadelphia Public School system has been in the news in recent years for issues related to environmental health. Rodriguez's co-authored article traces the shortcomings in infrastructure that led to the current toxicity of many school buildings back to the early 20th century.
  • Upcoming Event

    40 Years of Queer BIPOC Feminism with Erica Edwards & Rod Ferguson

    As part of a year of programming on Care for the Future, the Center for Research in Feminist, Queer, and Transgender Studies is hosting a series of events to commemorate the fortieth anniversary of two landmark publications for BIPOC queer feminist thought, This Bridge Called My Back (1981) and But Some of Us Are Brave (1982). Both volumes' insights on the mutual formation of gender, sexuality, race, class, ability, environment, slavery, and colonialism are testaments to the centrality of care in foundational queer feminist writing. Speakers will consider the influence of these volumes to their own work on racialized gender and sexuality. Moderated by Deborah Thomas.