I am not only only one talking about these issues, I’m not going to take credit for all radical epistemology and pedagogy. I like to think in terms of communities of consciousness: where communities of difference unite to to develop liberatory knowledges. Vive Conscientização


27. 02. 2008

Below is information about the 10th Annual Women’s History Conference on 7th and 8th March. This year’s topic will be Black Power, Black Feminisms…and its free and open to the public! I will be there! Information is also on the conference website

Women’s History Month Conference

Tenth Annual Women’s History Month Conference

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY
Friday–Saturday March 7-8, 2008

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Register Online»

Black Power, Black Feminism: Black Women’s Activism and Development of Womanist / Feminist Consciousness in the Era Black Power.


Keynote Speaker:
Chana Kai Lee, author of For Freedom’s Sake: The Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

Traditionally scholarship on the Black Power era has characterized this time of renewed cultural and political nationalism and activism as an almost exclusively male domain.

This has begun to change. Not only have scholars uncovered a long tradition of black women’s activism before and during the Black Power era, but they have begun reevaluating the entire era as a result. Part and parcel with this period of activism has been the development of a Black feminist consciousness. If scholars have seen the seeds of this consciousness far earlier, the sixties and seventies were notable for organizing that recognized inextricable and complicated ties between categories of race, class, and gender.

This conference seeks to sustain and enhance new scholarship that redefines the era, bringing the work and effort of women to the center.

Panel Topics include:

  • Women’s local and national grassroots organizing
  • Women in the Black Arts Movement
  • Women and Nationalism
  • Women’s participation in Black Power organizations
  • Revolutionary Black Feminism
  • Coalition building amongst women of color
  • Legacies of Black feminist organizing: third wave and hip hop feminism

Registration is free and open to the public.

View preliminary schedule»

Register Online»
For more information, contact:

Tara James

tjames@mail.slc.edu
914-395-2405

Brooklyn College is co-sponsoring the women’s history conference this year with Sarah Lawrence College. On March 5 and 6th, Brooklyn College will hold a pre-conference symposium on Women in the Black Freedom Movement. Learn more»


27. 02. 2008

I’ve come across two amazing articles in the Spring 2008 CLAGS newsletter. The first is titled and I am absolutely in love with Billy Clem’s voice in this excerpt, as well as the intervention he offers into the writing of autobiography. Both articles are located here: CLAGS Spring 2008 Newsletter

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