International Women's Week - Black Feminisms: Women, Belonging and the Nation
Parkside Lecture Theatre, Room P350
The Black Feminist Group and members of the Black Studies Research Cluster at Birmingham City University are celebrating the activism and creativity of Black women to mark International Women’s Day.
This one day event is focused on the varied forms of agency that Black women have deployed individually and collectively in the service of personal and collective self-making, creativity and emancipation.
Black women’s creative and rebellious activism - whether in the private sphere of everyday striving and thriving or in more organised mobilisations in the public sphere - has resisted the expectation or demand that we be silent, submissive or compliant in the face of our own diminution, or erasure. In the context of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, we are convening various conversations that position Black women at the centre of ongoing day to day struggles against racism, sexism, classism, homophobia and transphobia.
In focussing on Black women’s creative and rebellious activism this event aims to recognise and celebrate all the arenas and ways in which Black women have creatively struggled for self-representation, power, rights and belonging.
Professor Hazel Carby - Charles C & Dorathea S Dilley Prof African American Studies & American Studies, University of Yale
Professor Joan Anim-Addo - Professor of Caribbean Literature and Culture, Goldsmiths, University of London
Contact Lisa Palmer: email@example.com
|10am - 10.30am||Arrival and Registration: Parkside building. Tea and coffee will be available.|
|10.30am - 11.30am||
Welcome and Keynote: Room P350. Professor Joan Anim-Addo.
|11.30am - 12.30pm||
|12.30am - 1.15pm||
Outside the lecture theatre.
|1.15pm - 2.15pm||
|2.15pm – 3.30pm||
Film Screening - Love Doc
Room P350. Screening and Q&A with director Remani Love.
|3.30pm - 4.00pm||
Link Up and Labrish
Tea and coffee.
|4.00pm - 5.00pm||
Keynote and Close
Professor Hazel Carby.