Showing Up Boldly: The Political and Organizing History of Black Women
May 12, 2021
7:00 – 8:30PM
Black women have made significant contributions to political movements, campaigns, and organizations for generations. How do the unique experiences of leaders like Ayanna Pressley, Stacey Abrams, and Kamala Harris connect to those of activists from earlier eras? How can we ensure that our students and the greater citizenry understand and honor this vital history? Join Meg Honey, co-founder of Rise Up Against Racism, and three distinguished speakers for a moderated conversation that explores the historical context and exciting future of Black female leadership.
- Demetri Broxton, Senior Director of Education at the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, manages school and community outreach, and develops resources and programs for school-age and college-age audiences, docent programs, and other education related programs. He holds an MA in museum studies from San Francisco State University and a BFA in art practice from UC Berkeley.
- Katherine Chilton, a lecturer at San Jose State University, focuses her research on urban slavery and emancipation in the District of Columbia, particularly women’s interactions with the Freedman’s Bureau. Her articles have been published in the Journal of American History and she has authored a chapter in the forthcoming volume, Slavery: Interpreting American History, edited by Aaron Astor and Thomas Buchanan. She earned her Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University.
- Ula Taylor is Professor and Chair of the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley. Her articles on African American Women’s History and feminist theory have appeared in academic journals such as the Journal of African American History and the Journal of Women’s History. In 2013, Taylor received the Distinguished Professor Teaching Award from UC Berkeley—the second African American woman to be recognized. She earned her Ph.D. in American history from UC Santa Barbara.
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