For Immediate Release
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February 23, 1999
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Issues of Black Feminism Historically and Globally

 As Black History Month winds down and Women’s History Month begins, IU Northwest presents Global Black Feminist Agency, a two-hour academic round table program that will explore issues of black women and feminism.

The program will be March 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the IU Northwest Library Conference Center and includes keynote speaker, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, director of women studies at Spelman College – the oldest historical college devoted to the education of African American women. She will speak on Feminism and Black Women.

Other topics included in the round table are Historical Perspectives of Black Women’s Agency and Struggle by Dr. Barbara Ransby, University of Chicago; Gendered Spaces, Knowledge and Power: African Contributionto the Global Feminist Debate by Dr. A. Azodo, IU Northwest adjunct,department of  minority studies; and Black Men and Feminism, by Professor Thandabantu Iverson, IU Northwest department of labor studies.

The program is free and open to the community. For more information on the program contact the IU Northwest department of minority studies at 219-980-6781.

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