From PSU_WRC on Instagram:
Join us tomorrow for our Creating Feminist Futures conversation series with Ebony Oldham and Naima Lowe on Black Feminism. Join us Tuesday, October 13th from 5:30-7pm PST via Zoom for a conversation between these two amazing and influential Black feminists while they discuss their perspective on Black feminism, feminism, and creating and living in Black Feminist futures. ASL & live captioning provided.
Register at bit.ly/CFFSeries2 (link in bio)
More about the speakers–
Ebony Oldham (she/they) is an artist, organizer of more than ten years and a doctoral student at the University of California, Los Angeles in the Department of Gender Studies with scholarly interests in Black leisure and labor studies, Black interiority, Black feminisms, and Black performance studies mostly at the intersections of blackness, fatness and gender. Ebony most recently curated the second annual Black Feminist Summer School hosted as a love offering in honor of their late grandmother called the Black Feminist Kitchen, an emerging working group of activists, artists, organizers and scholars invested in Black feminist interiority. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Ebony most recently spent two years in Columbus, Ohio in the Department of African American and African Studies just before transitioning out of her role as a founding member and core organizer for Black Lives Matter Portland Chapter (BLMPDX), All-African People’s Revolutionary Party (A-APRP) and as a member of the Global Black Lives Matter Network strategy table. Recently, Ebony was named as one of the 53 most influential women and femmes past and present from Oregon and Tribal Nations by the Women’s Foundation of Oregon. Beyond their ties to community and scholarship, Ebony is an Editor and Writer at Hood Communist, enjoys watermelon during all seasons, wearing prints with street wear and all Black feminist witchy things.
Naima Lowe (she/her), b. 1979 Middletown, CT USA, comes from a long line of Black people who make things. She’s got parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents who are musicians, fashion designers, teachers, waitresses, and farm laborers. She’s steeped in a lineage of Black cultural production characterized by alchemic survival strategies known as collaboration and improvisation. Naima has exhibited videos, performances, and installations at Anthology Film Archive, Wing Luke Museum, MiX Experimental Film Festival, Jack Straw Cultural Center, Judson Church, and Seattle Contemporary Arts. Her B.A. is from Brown University, MFA from Temple University and she’s been part of various residencies including the Millay Colony, Vermont Studio Center and Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts.
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