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WGGP Faculty Affiliate Talk: "Afro-Diasporic Women Navigating Dangerously Uneven National and Global Terrain"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
WGGP; Centers for African Studies; Global Studies; Latin American and Caribbean Studies; Departments of African American Studies; Gender and Women's Studies
Location
314B Illini Union
Date
Feb 28, 2018   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Professor Faye V. Harrison
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Anita Kaiser
E-Mail
arkaiser@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6221
Views
6
Originating Calendar
African studies - Outreach Calendar

In recognition of the International Decade for People of African Descent, this talk addresses the gendered antiracist activism of two African descendant women's organizations: Grupo Afrocubanas, based primariliy in Havana, and a Chota-Mira Valley chapter of CONAMUNE, the acronym for Coordinadora Nacional de las Mujeres Negras (National Coordinator of Black Women), in northern Ecuador. Both of these organizations belong to wider Afro-diasporic women's networks whose activities coalesce into convergent forms of intersectional praxis through which systemic social inequalities, a continuum of racialized gendered violence, and the epistemic marginality of Black women's knowledges are contested and redressed.

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