On/By Black Women/Black Girls: A Symposium

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00am to 6:15pm

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

A two-day symposium recognizing the current critical moment in public discourses surrounding Black women and Black girlhood as a pivotal point for addressing questions related to Black feminism, coming of age in the African diaspora, and racialized gender violence.  The symposium convenes an interdisciplinary group of presenters focused on the intersection of race and gender in the lives of Black women and girls to address questions such as: How do the labels “girl” and “woman” reflect age-based, gendered, sexualized, national and classed identities that constrict and liberate Black subjects? On/By Black Women/Black Girls will attend to the interstices between Black girlhood and Black womanhood within the contexts of the U.S. and the broader African Diaspora. The Minority, Indigenous, & Third World Studies Research Group (MITWS) is the primary sponsor for this event.

PROGRAM

Friday, April 21, 2017

Africana Studies and Research Center (ASRC), Multipurpose Room, Cornell University

10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.Welcome

Oneka LaBennett, Associate Professor (Cornell University)

Noliwe Rooks, Interim Chair of Africana Studies (Cornell University)

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. –Panel 1MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS IN PUBLIC/PRIVATE SPACES

Naminata Diabate (Cornell University) – “‘Ironed’ Breasts and the Future of Postcolonial Feminism”

Stacey Patton (Morgan State University) – “Don’t Be a Fast Girl”: Understanding the Rise of Digi-Punishment in African-American Communities”

Afifa Ltifi (Cornell University) – “Tunisian Girls of the South: Shapeshifters in the Public and in the Private”

COMMENT: N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba (Cornell University)

12:30 p.m.-1:15 p.m.-Lunch

1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.MONIQUE CAMPBELL’S MISSING MELODIE

Screening and discussion with Monique Campbell (filmmaker)

Moderator: Oneka LaBennett (Cornell University)

2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. –Panel 2THE VIOLENCE OF ERASURE: BLACK GIRLS’ PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE

Abosede George (Barnard College-Columbia University) – “Historicizing African Girlhoods: A Method”

Treva Lindsey (The Ohio State University) – “What Happened to Relisha Rudd? Black Girls, (In)Visibility, and State Violence”

Emma Kioko (Cornell University)  – “Black Girlhood and the Future: Octavia E. Butler’s Fledgling and the [Im]possibility of Black Girl Citizenship”

COMMENT: Dána-Ain Davis (Queens College, CUNY Graduate Center)

4:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Break

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Keynote Address by Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall (Spelman College)

Introduction: Riché Richardson (Cornell University)

6:15 p.m.-7:15 p.m. RECEPTION–ASRC Lobby

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

Africana Studies and Research Center (ASRC), Multipurpose Room, Cornell University

10:00 a.m. WELCOME

10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m.Panel 3SELF-NARRATION AND THE BODY

Aimee Meredith Cox (Fordham University)– “Body of Knowledge: Black Women, Black Girls and Visceral Translations”

Sasha Phyars-Burgess (Cornell University)– “The Black Girlhood Continuum”

Dána-Ain Davis (Queens College, CUNY Graduate Center)– “Assembling Race: Prematurity in the Afterlife of Slavery”

COMMENT: Noliwe Rooks (Cornell University)

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.BRUNCH–ASRC Lobby

12:30 p.m. TRAVEL TO CORNELL CINEMA

1:00 p.m.-3:45 p.m. JULIE DASH’S DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST

Screening and discussion with Samantha Sheppard (Cornell University), Cornell Cinema, 104 Willard Straight Hall ($5 ticket charge for non-presenters)

3:45 p.m. TRAVEL TO AFRICANA STUDIES AND RESEARCH CENTER (ASRC)

4:30 p.m. -5:30 p.m. CLOSING PLENARY

Plenary Leader: Judith Byfield (Cornell University), featuring all presenters

5:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m. –CLOSING POEM BY LYRAE VAN CLIEF-STEFANON (Cornell University)

Introduction: Dagmawi Woubshet (Cornell University)

6:15 p.m.-7:00pmRECEPTIONASRC Lobby

 

Co-sponsors: Africana Studies and Research Center and Cornell Cinema.

Twitter account: https://twitter.com/BlkWomenGirls

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/OnBy-Black-WomenBlack-Girls-Symposium-1141051459354638/

Event Type

Symposium

Tags

cascal, africal, freedominterrupted

Group

Caring Community

Contact E-Mail

olabennett@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Oneka LaBennett

Contact Phone

607-254-8316

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