Cornell University

Keynote Address for "On/By Black Women/Black Girls: A Symposium"

Friday, April 21, 2017 at 4:30pm

Africana Studies and Research Center, Multipurpose Room
310 Triphammer Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Anna Julia Cooper Professor of Women’s Studies and Founding Director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center at Spelman College, has been involved with the national women’s studies movement since its inception and provided leadership for the establishment of the first women’s studies major at a historically Black college. She is  past president of the National Women’s Studies Association (NWSA). Beyond the academy, she has been involved in a number of advocacy organizations which include the National Black Women’s Health Project, the National Council for Research on Women, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, on whose boards she serves.  In her role as Director of Spelman’s Women’s Center, she has also been involved with the development of student activism around misogynist images of Black women in hip hop as well as a broad range of social justice issues, including reproductive rights and violence against women. She teaches women’s studies courses, including feminist theory and global Black feminisms.

The event is sponsored by Minority, Indigenous, and Third-World Studies Research Group & co-sponsored by the Africana Studies & Research Center.

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Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall

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Spelman College

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