Black Girls Matter: Virtual Panel Conversation, March 11

Black Girls Matter: Virtual Panel Conversation, March 11

(l-r): Dr. Jennifer DeClue, Dr. LaShawn Harris, and Shannon Malone Gonzalez

(l-r): Dr. Jennifer DeClue, Dr. LaShawn Harris, and Shannon Malone Gonzalez.

The Black Studies program and the Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies program invite you to an online panel conversation, “Black Girls Matter: Activism and Representation Beyond the Binary,” on Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m.

How is police violence against Black women and girls determined by socio-economic conditions? How do queer representations in culture shape experiences of marginalization and belonging among racialized communities? What can the lives of African American women in our cities’ informal economies tell us about the intersections of race, class, and gender?

Join the livestream on Thursday, March 11 at 5 p.m. for “Black Girls Matter: Activism and Representation Beyond the Binary,” when guest scholars will talk about how their interdisciplinary research engages with these and related questions, and discuss what it means to work on these pressing issues in the age of Black Lives Matter.

"Participants tuning in can expect to hear from three leading scholars (each coming to these questions from three distinct academic disciplines) about how their research and activism live at these intersections of race, class, gender and sexuality," said Kris Sealey, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Philosophy and director of the Black Studies Program. "We also hope to foster dialogue with participants around how, together, we might develop more effective civic engagements to build a world in which black women and girls do, indeed, matter."

Panelists will include: Jennifer DeClue, PhD, assistant professor in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College; LaShawn Harris, PhD, associate professor of history at Michigan State University and assistant editor for the Journal of African American History (JAAH); and Shannon Malone Gonzalez, a PhD candidate in sociology at the University of Texas at Austin.

Learn more at quickcenter.com.

“Black Girls Matter: Activism and Representation Beyond the Binary”

Date: Thursday, March 11, 2021
Time: 5 p.m.
Location: theQuickLive.com

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