Critical Conversations Spring 2021

The Department of African American Studies Presents: The Critical Conversations Spring 2021 series

The series is organized around two themes: celebrating the life and legacy of Professor Barbara T. Christian, an architect of Black feminist criticism, a founding member of our Department and a gifted writer and teacher; and exploring the concept of “abolition democracy,” thinking creatively and collaboratively about the practice of abolition as necessary to building life-affirming institutions and robust democratic structures.

Through both themes, we ask: what are the lessons of the Black Feminist, Black Radical, and Black intellectual traditions for our moment, and what is the role of Black Studies in building more just futures? 

Alice Walker Event

Reaping What We Sow: A Conversation with Alice Walker

Join us on February 15, 2020, for a Q&A session with American novelist, short story writer, poet, and social activist Alice Walker.  Moderated by Darieck Scott and Ra Malika Imhotep.

Register below or by filling out this form to submit your questions for the speaker. 

This event is made possible with support from Stanford University's Center for Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity.

Barbara Christian Futures of Black Studies panel: January 25, 2021

Barbara Christian and the Futures of Black Studies