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?
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.
For more information on supporting African American Studies at UC Berkeley, making a gift to the departmental fund, or enabling our students to attend academic conferences via the Barbara T. Christian Memorial Fund, please contact email@example.com(link sends e-mail). Thank you on behalf of our faculty and students.