Continuing with our CU Denver series…Celebrate Black History Month through powerful conversation, live music, and delicious treats from local black-owned bakery, Miss Peabody’s Southern Tea Cakes. Our wonderful speaker and DJ is PhD Canidate, Shawn Trenell O’Neal.
This presentation during Black History Month and post observation of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day provides alternative histories of Black American socio-historical foundations that to often preference the Black male, while positioning the significance of Black women and Black queer folk within the scaffolding of Black history as invisible. Topics will include:
- Discussing white selectiveness of Black history and Black people in the United States
- Explanation of the foundations of womanist/womanism history and theory, including the speaker’s upbringing in the hands of the four generations of women
- Dialogue on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the significance of Black women and queer folk in the civil rights movement and beyond
- The significance and need to engage in Black womanism and intersectional frameworks
- The presentation will conclude with music and a Black womanist dance party!