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Womxn Rise Up: [Re]Creating Media for Black Girls

Event Type
YMCA, Asian American Studies, et. al
University YMCA, 1001 S Wright St.
Oct 25, 2019   12:00 pm  
Dr. Sheri Williams, Melt Magazine

Dr. Sheri K. Lewis is a native of Chicago, Illinois. As a recent graduate of UIUC, her dissertation research focused on Black girl identity politics and subjectivities within Melt magazine. Melt magazine is a digital and printed magazine dedicated to Black girls’ theories, politics, and aesthetics. Melt is developed with the premise that Black girls’ identity are unique but when they do collective work they melt together. Dr. Lewis employs Melt magazine as pedagogical tool to engage Black girls in literacy, visual arts, and identity politics. It is through Melt magazine, that Dr. Lewis is committed to promoting creative pedagogies and methodologies that ensures Black girl’s are seen, heard, and valued. 

This lecture is hosted in partnership with Conversation Café, hosted by Diversity and Social Justice Education, a unit of OIIR at the University of Illinois with additional funding from the Student Cultural Programming Fee.  FREE LUNCH will be available at this talk.

This lecture is part of the Fall 2019 Friday Forum Lecture Series, “Womxn Rise Up.” To learn more about the Fall 2019 Friday Forum Lecture series, visit:

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