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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.


September 8, 2017

6:15pm – 7:30pm | Plenary (Keynote Speaker – Charlene Carruthers)

September 9, 2017

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

8:30am – 8:45am | Welcome Remarks

8:45am – 10:00amPanel 1: Black Girls’ Bodies in Different Spaces

“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

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

10:05am – 11:20am | Panel 2: 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

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: In Their Own Words: Black Girls and Young Women Talk Back

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” – Jay 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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