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Black Feminist Think Tank: A Symposium

Friday, March 20, 2015
4:00 AM
Michigan Union, Kuenzel Room


  • Evelyn Alsultany, University of Michigan
  • Maria Cotera, University of Michigan
  • Marlon Bailey, University of Indiana - Bloomington
  • Seloua Luste Boulbina, College International de Philosophie a Paris
  • Dayo Gore, University of California, San Diego
  • Sara Haley, University of California, Los Angeles
  • LaMonda Horton-Stallings, University of Indiana - Bloomington
  • Sara Clarke Kaplan, University of California, San Diego
  • Tiya Miles, University of Michigan
  • Mirielle Miller-Young, University of California, Santa Barabara
  • Donna Murch, Rutgers University
  • Sarita See, University of California, Riverside
  • Sherene Seikaly, University of California, Santa Barabara
  • Andrea Smith, University of California, Riverside
  • Emily Thuma, University of California, Irvine
  • Cynthia Young, Boston College


9:00 a.m. Registration

9:30 a.m. Welcome 

9:45 - 11:30 a.m. Black Feminism: The Histories, the Continuities, and the Optics

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Feminisms: Where do we go from here? Brownbag lunch with Sarita See and Andrea Smith

1:15 - 3:00 p.m. Sexualities and Textualities

3:15 - 5:00 p.m. Insurgent Intersections: Feminists of Color Dialogues on Ferguson and Palestine
5:00 - 5:15 p.m. Closing Remarks

Presented by the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, African American Workshop. This is the keynote lecture for the Black Feminist Think Tank symposium, bringing together a range of scholars to map key questions, concepts and debates regarding Black feminism's theoretical breadthh and political and social praxis.

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Evelyn Alsultany and Maria Cotera, U-M