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AbstractMemory. Disruption. Presidential. Underrepresented. History. Empowerment. Sustaining. Intersectionality. Transfeminism. These words capture the breadth and scope of essays in volume 2 and bring us back to the 2016 Biennial Seneca Falls Dialogues conference. Photojournalist, activist, and 2016 Seneca Falls Dialogues keynote Brenda Ann Kenneally uses her artistic work to explore the how and why of class inequity in America. Her project, Upstate Girls, set in Troy, NY, followed seven women for five years as their escape routes out of generational poverty led to further entrapment. Pictured on the journal cover, one of seven upstate girls, is Kayla and mom before their morning ride to work in Troy NY in 2007. This image and the essays that follow ask us to recognize the large spaces of inequality in which we live and work and to reconcile the gendered and racial dimensions to these inequalities. Written into the goals of The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal is the importance of creatively engaging diverse tools for feminist activism, particularly those that support dialogues across difference. Inspired by Brenda Ann Kenneally’s Upstate Girls, and drawing on the Lean Out, Gender, Economics and Enterprise theme, The Seneca Falls Dialogues Journal honors the work of those who came before us as we build an accessible and inclusive publication in our continued pursuit of enlightenment and equality. Contents: Brown, Michael J., Rebecca a. R. Edwards, and Tina Olsin Lent. "Kate Gleason: Introducing a Twentieth-Century Businesswoman to Twenty-First Century Students." Schroeder, Tambria, Barbara LeSavoy, Melissa Brown, Brooke Love, Maggie Rosen, Brooke Ophardt, and Audrey Lai. "Disrupting the Lean: Performing a 2016 Declaration of Sentiments." Laflen, Angela, Michelle Smith, Kristin Bayer, Riana Ramirez, Jessica Recce, and Molly Scott, "Add Women and Stir: Female Presidents in Pop Culture, 2012-2016." Adomaitis, Alyssa Dana, Rachel Raskin, and Diana Saiki. "Appearance Discrimination: Lookism and the Cost to the American Woman." Ellington, Tameka N. "Underrepresented: The Lack of Black Designers Featured in Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue." Wagman, Jamie, Katlynn Dee, Alison Tipton, and Adrienne Whisman. "Constructing Sexuality and Fetishizing Women in American History: Debunking Myths in Popular Culture from Pocahontas to the Cold War." Agate, Sarah Taylor, and Joel R. Agate. "Empowerment through Dialogue: Women’s Experience with Division of Labor as a Leisure Constraint in Family Life." Sheffield, Kathryn I., and Elizabeth Ursic. "The New Normal: WGS Programs and Professionally-Driven Students." Cunningham, Lisa J.. Pao Lee Vue, and Virginia Maier. "Intersectionality and Feminist Pedagogy: Lessons from Teaching about Racism and Economic Inequity." White, Melissa Autumn, with Maddy Devereaux, Jason Kwong, Clare McCormick, Judith Schreir, and Vincent Creer. "Gender (As Constant) Labor:” A Consciousness Raising Dialogue on Transfeminist Scholarship and Organizing."
DescriptionCover images: Cluett, Peabody & Co. photo courtesy of Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS), Troy, NY. Photo “Kayla and her Mom” reprinted with permission from Brenda Kenneally. Sanford map (above) of Troy, NY, circa 1900, reprinted with permission from RCHS. Map data (right) (c)2017 Google.