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February 4, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Category: Other
Location: SCB Hilberry A
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Staff

Dree Cooper and Fiyah Angelou present their version of feminism: “hood feminism.” This is a deeply intersectional form of feminism that centers the experiences and needs of Black non-men, especially those raised or living in impoverished areas. They believe we are given the idea that Black non-men are in the situations of struggling with joblessness, mental illness, single parenthood, poverty etc because of something within them. Even when being “helped” we are being harmed as we are not seen as capable of starring in or directing our own lives until we are fixed. Respectability politics is more than superficial shaming. This is way more than hurt feelings. We lose resources when we are unable or refuse to conform. Respectability politics helps to hold us in place while capitalism and patriarchy take everything we have. This interactive workshop will allow students to interact with and develop diverse perspectives on historical non-white feminists, intersections of Blackness with current LGBTQ identities and movements, misogynoir, fetishism, and current uses of media in our social and political movements.

For more information about this event, please contact LGBT Student Advisory Board at 3135771010 or