Global History of Black Girlhood Conference, University of Virginia, March 17-18, 2017

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Global History of Black Girlhood Conference, University of Virginia, March 17-18

The Global History of Black Girlhood Conference will gather over forty scholars, artists and activists to present recent research, creative works, and political organizing that places the emerging field of black girls' history within a global framework.  Presentations will focus on black girls' pasts in Africa, Europe, and the Americas, addressing themes including kinship, bondage, activism, justice, pleasure, play, and representation.  The conference will include a keynote panel on "Global Black Girl Politics,” an undergraduate research symposium, and a reading by Tayari Jones from her novel Silver Sparrow.

All events are free and open to the public.  Lunch on Friday or Saturday requires registration through the conference website: https://globalhistoryofblackgirlhood.org/registration/

Events

Friday, March 17

Panel Sessions, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM, Auditorium of the Harrison Institute

Reception, 5:30 PM-6:30 PM, Minor Hall Lobby

Keynote Panel: Global Black Girl Politics, 6:30-8:00 PM, Minor Hall 125

 

Saturday, March 18

Panel Sessions, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, Auditorium of the Harrison Institute

Undergraduate Symposium, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM, Auditorium of the Harrison Institute

NEA Big Read: Tayari Jones, Silver Sparrow, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Auditorium at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center