Award-winning author to keynote ‘Feminisms and Freedom’ event

Thursday, March 28, 2019

On Wednesday, April 3, the Office of Identity, Equity and Engagement, Women’s and Gender Studies and campus partners aim to redefine intersectional feminism during “{WEMOVE}: Feminisms and Freedom.” This daylong event is being held in the Popp Martin Student Union Multipurpose Room.

Keynote speaker Bettina Love will discuss “Abolitionist Teaching: What Can and What Can’t Happen without Black Feminism?”

An award-winning author and associate professor of educational theory and practice at the University of Georgia, Love is a sought-after public speaker for a range of topics including anti-blackness in schools, hip-hop education, black girlhood, queer youth, hip-hop feminism, art-based education to foster youth civic engagement and issues of diversity and inclusion.

Her research focuses on the ways in which urban youth negotiate hip-hop music and culture to form social, cultural and political identities to create new and sustaining ways of thinking about urban education and intersectional social justice. She is the creator of the hip-hop civics curriculum “GET FREE.”

The “{WEMOVE}: Feminisms and Freedom” event begins at 9:30 a.m., April 3, with a feminism resource fair. A table-talk session for students will be noon to 1:30 p.m., and breakout sessions begin at 1:45 p.m., followed by a student roundtable with Love at 3 p.m. Feminists table talks for faculty and staff begin at 3 p.m. before a book signing with Love at 4:30 p.m. Love’s keynote starts at 6 p.m.

This event is open to students, faculty, staff and community members. Visitors are welcome to participate in any or all of the events through the day.

More information can be found through the Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement.