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25TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND PHILOSOPHY

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25TH ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM ON AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND PHILOSOPHY

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    25 Annual Symposium on African American

    Culture and Philosophy

Thursday November 5, 7:00 9:00

    Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rosalyn Terborg-Penn Stewart Center Room 322

    Continental Breakfast 8:00

Friday November 6, 9:00 10:30

Mining the Under-Minded

    Chair: Mr. Jamal Ratchford

Ms. Greer Ifatoki-Sillah

    Mining the Under-Mined

    Georgia State University

    ?

    Ms. Kenja McCray

    More Than Men with Guns: Women's Gender Roles in the Black Power Movement

    Georgia State University

    ?

    Ms. Antionette Brown

    “Media Myth and the Creation of the Image of a Black Female Revolutionary”

    No School

Representations of Black Women

    Chair: Dr. Mia Smith-Bynum

Dr. Romi Crawford

    Ill Will: Redressing the Stress in Black Women‟s Literature and Art

    School of the Arts Institute of Chicago ?

    In Defense of Ourselves: On being Black Feminist Philosophers Chair: Dr. Leonard Harris

Dr. Kristie Dotson

    “The Value of Conceptual Transparency”

    Michigan State University

    ?

    Dr. Donna-Dale Marcano

    In Defense of Ourselves: On Being Black Feminist Philosophers Trinity College

    ?

    Dr. Anika Mann

    In Defense of Ourselves: On Being Black Feminist Philosophers Morgan State University

Friday November 6, 10:45 12:15

    New Perspectives on Interrogating Womanist Theories Chair: Dr. Niambi Carter

Ms. Shaconna Haley

    Black Feminism & Womanism: A Continuum or Dichotomy?" American University

    ?

    Dr. Nicole Rousseau

    "Historical Womanist Theory: Re-Visioning Black Feminist Thought"

    Kent State University

    ?

    Dr. Ronda C. Henry

    “„New Black man‟: Womanist Interventions and Progressive Black Masculinity”

    Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

Literary Representations

    Chair: Dr. Marlo David

Dr. Michele Reutter

    The African Diaspora and Spirituality in Alice Walker's Color Purple University of Cincinnati

    ?

    Dr. Sika Dogbovie

    The Perfect House Wigger: The Reconstruction of Black Womanhood in Bernadine

    Evaristo's Blonde Roots

    Tulane University

    ?

    Dr. Nghana Lewis

    "The Slave Trade-The Business: Activist Narrative and Contemporary Human Trafficking in Bernardino Evaristo's Blonde Roots" Tulane University

The Power of Song

    Chair: Mr. Arthur Banton

Dr. Helen Brown

    Margaret Allison Bonds and Langston Hughes: Musical-Textual Relationships in "Three

    Dream Portraits"

    Purdue University

    ?

    Dr. Betty Sibongile Dlamini

    "Subversions and Identity Reclamation: Swazi Women in Song" Indiana University

    ?

    Ms. Gillian Richards-Greaves

    On Becoming Woman, Un-Becoming Woman: The Role of the Kweh-Kweh Ritual in Afro-Guyanese's Constructions and Contestations of Womanhood. Indiana University

LUNCH PLENARY DELITA MARTIN

    12:30 2:30

Friday November 6, 2:45-4:15

New Literary, Historical & Diasporic Perspectives on Womanism & Sexuality

    Chair: Dr. Joseph Dorsey

Ms. Richara Heyward

    Womanism, Religion and Sexuality in the African Diaspora University of Pennsylvania

    ?

    Ms. Nicole Myers Turner

    Re-reading the History of Black Women's Gender and Sexuality Through Womanism: A

    Review of the Literature

    University of Pennsylvania

    ?

    Ms. Kim Gallon

    Zane Black Erotica and Womanism: Charting New Avenues for Black Women's

    Sexuality

    University of Pennsylvania

Womanism & Mothering in the African Diaspora

    Chair: Dr. Venetria Patton

Dr. Lena Ampadu

    "Toni Morrison and black Motherhood in Bluest Eye, Love, and A Mercy"

    Towson University

    ?

    Dr. Jacqueline Brice-Finch

    "'Possessing the Secret of Joy': Womanism and Mothering in Caribbean Literature"

    Coppin State University

    ?

    Dr. Akua Duku Anokye

    "Telling My Other Mother's Stories: Nana Esi and Mama Day" Arizona State University

Women’s Empowerment

    Chair: Dr. Ellen Gruenbaum

Ms. Camee Maddox

    Welcoming Womanism in Martinique

    University of Florida

    ?

Dr. Alicia Decker

    An Accidental Liberation? Idi Amin, the Asian Expulsion, and the "Empowerment" of

    Ugandan Women in the 1970s

    Purdue University

    Break 4:00 4:30

Friday November 6, 4:30 6:00

Black Women’s Bodies, Health & Wholeness

    Chair: Dr. Valentine Moghadam

Ms. Sasha Turner

    "Through an African Feminist Theoretical Lens': The Limits of Gynaecological

    Resistance in the Caribbean's Slavery Experience'. Rutgers University

    ?

    Dr. Carolette Norwood

    The Feminization of HIV and AIDS in Africa: How the Politics of Population Control

    Neglects Women‟s Reproductive Health

    University of Cincinnati

    ?

    Ms. Meta Commerse

    Journey to the Self: Toward a Priority of Wholeness and Wellness Independent Scholar

    Re-Writing History: Walker and Morrison Against the Grain Chair: Dr. Nancy Peterson

Ms. Corby Jaye Roberson

    Getting into Shug's Pants: Redemption Through Abjection Ball State University

    ?

    Mr. Jim Chambers

    The Correct Abject: Male Homosexuality in the Novels of Toni Morrison

    Ball State University

    ?

    Ms. Kathy Luke

    Wandering Pregnancies: “Rootedness” in Morrison and Faulkner

    Ball State University

    The Critical Lens of Audre Lorde: Feminism & the Erotic Chair: Dr. Jennifer Freeman Marshall

Dr. Angelique Nixon

    "Queer Postcolonial Resistance: Feminism, Black Female Subjectivity and the Erotic"

    New York University

    ?

    Dr. LaMonda Horton Stallings

    “The Work of the Erotic: Sexual Literacy, Sex Work and Black Sexual Cultures”

    Indiana University-Bloomington

    ?

    Dr. Marlo David

    “Black Feminist Ecologies and the Erotic Poetics in Olympia Vernon‟s Eden”

    Purdue University

    RECEPTION

    6:15 7:15

     Continental Breakfast 8:00 8:30

Saturday November 7, 8:30 10:00

Re-Thinking Feminism

    Chair: Dr. Aparajita Sagar

Dr. Millicent Davis

    Locating an Africana Feminist Performance Pedagogy in the Public Sphere of

    Motherhood

    University of Illinois-Urbana

    ?

    Dr. April Bernard

    Free Spaces and Inner Space: A Place for Reconstructing Self & Other

    University of the West Indies-Cave Hill ?

    Dr. Jennifer Freeman Marshall

    Early Black Feminism, Zora Neale Hurston and "The Walker Effect"

    Emory University

    Diasporic Literary Representations Chair: Dr. Shaun Hughes

Mr. Chad Montuori

    Gendered Migration from Africa to Spain Maplewood Community College

    ?

    Dr. Dawn Stinchcomb

    Defining Hispano-African Womanism: Maria Nsue Angue's Ekomo

    Purdue University

    ?

    Mr. Gilmer Cook

    Mule Women and the Practice of African Diasporic Fiction

    Purdue University

    Representations of Black Women II Chair: Dr. David Rollock

Ms. Allison Hamilton

    The Black Female Body as Expression of Third-Wave Feminist Politic

    Columbia University

    ?

    Dr. Amanda Putnam

    Miranda Bailey: The Nazi or Yet Another Mammy?

    Roosevelt University

    ?

    Ms. Heidi Lewis Freeman

    Bridging, Hoping, Healing: Black Daughter Critique Black Fathers

    Purdue University

Saturday November 7, 10:15 12:15 or 10:15 12:45

Spirituality and Women

    Chair: Dr. Carolyn Johnson

    ?

    Dr. LaMonda Horton-Stallings

    “Guerilla Warfare and Faith”

    Indiana University-Bloomington ?

    Dr. Phyllis Burns

    "I've always asked God to use me:" Essence Magazine Takes back hip-hop

    Otterbein College

Revolutionary Women

    Chair: Dr. Corneilus Bynum

Dr. Joseph Dorsey

    "Race, gender, and the catholic politics of transnational identity in the Haitian Diaspora:

    episodes in the life of an African American nun, Marie-Therese Duchemin, 1810-1892

    Purdue University

    ?

    Ms. Treva Lindsey

    "Climbing the Hilltop: New Negro Womanhood at Howard University 1900-1935"

    Duke University

    ?

    Ms. Janet Gornall

    Gornallitics of Black Revolutionary Motherhood Independent Scholar

Black Women Fighting Back

    Chair: Mr. Kevin Brooks

Dr. Jaiyeola Oyewole

    Black Women and Secual Exploitation in the 21st Century: An Overview Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria

    ?

    Ms.Patricia Jordan

    Haiti

    IUPUI

    ?

    Ms. Courtney Thompson Enaye

    Democratic Pursuits: Black Women Activist and the Struggle for Equal Rights 1920-

    1970

    Purdue University

Film Session

Zora Neale Hurston

    Jump at the Sun

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