Best known for her viral parody video of racial microaggressions, Shit White Girls Say…to Black Girls, comedian and vlogger Franchesca Ramsey discusses her approach to harnessing the power of social media across multiple platforms in order to engage in meaningful dialogues about social justice. Inspired by her interactions with other prominent social justice bloggers, Ramsey critiques the toxic “call-out culture” that pervades many social justice communities and explores alternative approaches to demanding accountability in online spaces. Her poignant video, How Slut Shaming Becomes Victim Blaming, which centers on her analysis of rape culture and its impact on the literal and metaphorical safe space for women and sexual assault survivors, provides the touch point for examining the role of vulnerability and raw affect in social justice work. Ramsey further explores the possibilities and challenges presented by using new media to talk about contentious issues like race, feminism, and body politics.
She will join us for Critical Social Justice on Wednesday, Feb. 18th at 7:30pm in the UC Ballroom to help promote our theme of Creating Brave Spaces during the week of Feb 16-20th.
Sponsored by the Women’s Center, Student Life’s Mosaic Center, and the Dresher Center for the Humanities (as part of the Spring 2015 Humanities Forum). For information on Critical Social Justice week and its sponsors: critsocjustice.wordpress.com