Dr. Chamara Jewel Kwakye: "Black Girl Lullabies: Pedagogies of Love and Labor"

April 11, 2019 - 5:00 pm
Keefe Campus Center, Friedmann Room

Memoirs, or life stories, are collections of significant or memorable events in one's life that are captured in narrative form. This Unlock lecture shares, through story, three emergent themes from an exploration of diasporic Black girlhood: Pedagogy (things taught and learned from K-12 through higher education); Love (things learned through being in relationship with self, others and nature); and Labor (things learned about capitalism and communal investment). These stories and the others found in "Black Girl Lullabies" sharply
capture the nuances in the making of the Black diaspora (both inside and outside the United States) and recalls both the physical and metaphysical inheritances of education, family and nation.

Contact Info

Megan Lyster
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