Heather McKee Hurwitz, lecturer in the Department of Sociology at the College of Arts and Sciences, recently had a book published titled Are We the 99%?: The Occupy Movement, Feminism, and Intersectionality. Through the book, she explored inequality, activism and intersectional feminism amidst radical social change.
In a novel examination of the women, people of color and LGBTQ+ artists who actively participated in the Occupy Wall Street movement, Hurwitz offered insight into first-hand experiences of minorities at the front lines of the movement. Drawing from other contemporary protest movements, Hurwitz described the significance of an “intersectional imperative” in social movements as a vehicle for embracing diversity and inclusivity.
Are We the 99%? will be published by Temple University Press on Dec. 30.