Black Womxn Activists, Voters and Politicians
A Virtual Conversation
Black womxn have always been at the forefront of all fights for equality and justice. From abolition and feminist movements, to voting and civil rights, to fighting mass incarceration and more recently with the Movement for Black lives.
As the results of the 2020 Presidential election are being confirmed, we can appreciate the crucial role Black womxn played in mobilizing voters and ensuring that more people exercise their fundamental right. And yet, although being some of the most politically engaged citizens, Black womxn continue to face overlapping discriminations, misogynoir and unique challenges. Join us for a conversation on Black womxn’s past and current political participation and representation, and explore possibilities for Black feminist futures.
Moderator: Jamil Scott, Professor of Government
Nadia Brown, Professor of Political Science and Women & Gender Studies, Purdue University
Pearl Dowe, Professor of Political Science and African American Studies, Emory University
Dayo Gore, Professor of African American Studies and Women & Gender Studies, Georgetown University