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Drew Black History Program #1
February 10, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
Signature Black History Program:
“Behind Every Great Movement: Black Women and Girls doing Social Justice Work” by Dr. Tiyi Morris
Date: Wednesday, February 10th
Time: 11 am
Join the Senior Academy as we celebrate Black History and Black Excellence! This program will examine the role of women and girls in the Civil Rights Movement. Challenging popular culture representations of female civil rights activists, it offers a transformative narrative of the Movement that centers women’s activism and demonstrates the importance of their work for the survival and progress of Black communities and of the Black freedom movement. Consistent with recent civil rights scholarship that focuses on the centrality of Black women’s activism and leadership, this presentation highlights some of the remarkable women and girls, who, as advocates for justice and equality, were integral to the Movement.
Literature to Prepare Students & Guests for Black History Month Program:
“All My Life I Had to Fight…”: Black Women’s Ongoing Struggle for Inclusion in Civil Rights Narratives by Dr. Tiyi Morris (program guest speaker)
The Urgency of Intersectionality by Dr. Kimberle Crenshaw
Open to SA students and staff, JA students and staff, EA staff, Drew parents/guardian and community