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Black Women and Girls Research Collaborative Annual Symposium

September 8-9, 2017

’64 Hall Slavin Center | Providence College, Providence RI

NOTE: On site registration is available. It includes access to panels and workshops, but provides no guarantee of access to meals, refreshments, and conference materials provided by the organizers.

Schedule

September 8, 2017

6:15pm – 7:30pm | Plenary (Keynote Speaker – Charlene Carruthers)
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

September 9, 2017

8:00am – 8:30am | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 8:45am | Welcome Remarks

8:45am – 10:00amPanel 1Representations in Media and Literature

“She is Here!: Black (Female) Bodies in the Future” – Grace D. Gipson 

“Acting Up: The Black Girl Leader in Black Women’s Science Fiction” – Jalondra Davis

10:05am – 11:20am | Panel 2: Institutionalized Education

“Zulaikha’s Cry: Challenging Mainstream Ideologies of Black Girls’ Comportment and Agency in School” – Dana Nickson

“Don’t Punish Her!: How Black Girls Resist the Criminalization They Face from School Discipline Policies and Neo-Capital Punishment” – Ashley L. Smith

“#BlackGirlsHealing: Systemic Harms and the School-to-Confinement Pipeline” – Courtney Woods

11:30am-12:30pm | Workshops

“It Starts With ME!: Bold, Black and Balanced” – Nicole E. Kenney

“Writing with Black Girl Magic: Before and Beyond the Hashtag” – LaKeisha Thorpe

“Black Girl Gamers as Agents of Social Justice” – Maria Velazquez and Tamyka Morant

“Refusing to be Removed: Black Women’s and Girls’ Seat at the STEM Table” – Nicole Joseph, Jakita O. Thomas and Meseret Hailu 

12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lunch

1:30pm – 2:45pm | Panel 3: Mind, Body, Resistance

“The Privilege of Passing: Black Female Masculinity Politics in the LGBTQ Civil Rights Movement” – Ash Lynch

“No Easy Demon: How Good Girls of Color Manage Identity” – Darlene Anita Scott

“Call My Mama! Toward an Intrapsychic Holding Environment” – Kishundra King

2:50pm – 4:05pm | Panel 4: Politics of Visibility

“#BlackWomenInGradSchool: Exploring the use of Digital Spaces as Platforms of Resistance and Persistence for Black Women in the Ivory Tower” – Raven Cokley

“It’s a Black Meme; You Wouldn’t Understand” – Jaynelle Nixon

“Nuestro Cabello: Personal and Social Significance of Hair Among Black Women in Havana” – Miari Taina Stephens

4:10pm – 5:30pm | Roundtable Discussions

5:30pm – 6:00pmClosing Remarks and Reading (“Butterfly Jar” – Jalondra Davis

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