WGST 250

WGST 250: Women's Health Activism, taught by Meera Sehgal in Spring 2011, focused on women's health movements and feminist activism around reproductive justice in the U.S. The course analyzed the role of feminists in shifting the discourse around women's health from medicalized pathology to empowerment.

Linked to the exhibition EveryBody! Visual Resistance Feminist Health Movements, 1969-2009 in the college art gallery, the course highlighted visual strategies of communication and empowerment.  Stressing visual approaches to activism, students added a civic engagement dimension to the course outputs through polemical public art projects sited on campus.