Following a successful conference in 2005 that culminated in the publication of critical work by Filipinas of different generations and varying perspectives on the Filipina experience, Pinay Power II: Celebrating Peminisms in the Diaspora is slated for April 17 to 20 at the McGill University in Montreal.
Peminology, as defined by Dr. Melinda Luisa de Jesus, is a noun from peminist (FilipinxAmerican Feminist) + ology (the study of). De Jesus is a Muriel Gold Senior Visiting Professor at the Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies at the McGill University. Together with McGill University’s Alanna Thain, de Jesus leads the team organizing the Pinay Power II event.
The 2005 anthology Pinay Power: Peminist Critical Theory: Theorizing the Filipina/American Experience is the first collection of Filipina/American feminisms in research and writing, cultural production, education, community service and activism. Pinay Power II is envisioned to bring together self-identified Pinays (including queer and transwomen) from across the diaspora to learn from each other and advocate for peminist liberation in the 21st century.
Submissions on themes like indigenization, queering peminisms, migration and settlement, Pinayist theories, praxis or methodologies and Pinays in the academe were received from September 2018 to January and presenters will be notified by January 21.
For more information on the conference, visit http://pinaypower.ca/