“Still Brave? Black Feminism as a Social Justice Project” Free Public Lecture


Dr. Patricia Collins

The Institute on Race and Ethnicity is excited to partner with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock’s William G. Cooper, Jr. Honors Program in English, the Anthropology Club and the College of Social Sciences and Communications to bring to the UALR campus Dr. Patricia Collins, Distinguished University Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park, and author of seminal works on Black feminism and race scholarship, such as Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the Politics of Empowerment (1990), Fighting Words: Black Women and the Search for Justice (1998), and On Intellectual Activism (2013). She will present a lecture titled “Still Brave? Black Feminism as a Social Justice Project.” The lecture is free and open to the public and will take place on Thursday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the UALR Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall.

UALR Assistant Professor of English and Institute on Race and Ethnicity Associate Faculty member, Dr. Laura Barrio-Vilar, whose areas of focus include African-American literature, Caribbean literature, ethnic literature, postcolonial studies, and gender and women’s studies, invited Dr. Collins to speak at UALR. “Patricia Hill Collins has been one of the most influential scholars for those of us interested in the intersectionality of race, gender, class, and sexuality as systems of oppression. Reading her work, listening to her public talks, and having her as a professor has had an enormous impact on my development as a scholar and a teacher. Her campus presentation will be a thought-provoking experience that will hopefully motivate our campus and local community members to engage in social justice activism more often,” says Dr. Barrio-Vilar.

For more information about the lecture, contact Dr. Barrio-Vilar at 501-569-8317 or lxbarriovil@ualr.edu.

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