Deepa Kumar and State Senator Daylin Leach Join as Keynote Speakers at SlutWalk Philadelphia’s First March and Rally!
SlutWalk Philadelphia is excited to announce the addition of two more guest speakers at the August 6th event. State Senator Daylin Leach (D) representing the 17th senatorial district and Professor Deepa Kumar of Rutgers University will join featured speakers Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Stephanie Gilmore and Qui Alexander at SlutWalk Philadelphia. SlutWalk Philadelphia welcomes our guests.
Deepa Kumar is an Associate Professor of Media Studies and Middle East Studies at Rutgers University.
Her work is driven by an active engagement with the key issues that characterize our era–globalization and imperialism. Her first book, Outside the Box: Corporate Media, Globalization and the UPS Strike, is about the power of collective struggle in effectively challenging the priorities of neoliberalism.
Senator Daylin Leach
State Senator Daylin Leach (D – Montgomery) leads the fight in Harrisburg for victims of sexual assault. His proposed legislation (SB 437) would mandate that emergency rooms across the Commonwealth provide information to rape victims about Emergency Contraception, and administer EC if requested. He has also introduced bills requiring insurance coverage for mammograms, requiring that prescription drugs plans covering male reproductive medicine (like Viagra) ALSO cover female reproductive medicine, and is the proud sponsor of Pennsylvania’s marriage equality bill.