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Join us for an Author Chat with adrienne maree brown, author of our Fall Exploration Track Read, Pleasure Activism.
November 6th at 3:30pm EST
Book of the Month
Join our General Track discussions and author chats for this great read in the month of February!
Sethe, its protagonist, was born a slave and escaped to Ohio, but eighteen years later she is still not free. She has too many memories of Sweet Home, the beautiful farm where so many hideous things happened. And Sethe’s new home is haunted by the ghost of her baby, who died nameless and whose tombstone is engraved with a single word: Beloved. Filled with bitter poetry and suspense as taut as a rope, Beloved is a towering achievement.
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Curated by a cohort of graduate level of Black women researchers.
Thru March 2021
Join our Exploration Track discussions, as we delve into an essay that explores how our language demeans Black women.
Mama's Baby, Papa's Maybe
Dr. hortense Spillers
In “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe,” Hortense Spillers offers a complex and thoughtful analysis of how the American grammar (symbolic system) insistently marks black females’ flesh with a series of meanings that profoundly complicate their gendering. The dynamics that cause these tensions began with the transatlantic slave trade and the disruption of the familial bonds of black people.