CCSRE at Stanford collaborates with the Department of African American Studies at U.C. Berkeley for this Critical Conversation Speaker Series.
On Monday, February 15, 2021, we are joined in conversation by celebrated novelist, poet, and activist Alice Walker who will refelct on freedom, Black femnism/womanism, and writing in community. The second in our series celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Barbara T. Christian, this evengt will center Walker's friendship and ollaborative partnership with Dr. Christian, an architect of Black feminist criticism.
Dr. Barbara T. Christian, an architect of Black feminist criticism, a founding member of our Department and a gifted writer and teacher; and exploring the concept of “abolition democracy,” thinking creatively and collaboratively about the practice of abolition as necessary to building life-affirming institutions and robust democratic structures. Through both themes, we ask: what are the lessons of the Black Feminist, Black Radical, and Black intellectual traditions for our moment and what is the role of Black Studies in building more just futures?
Darieck Scott and Ra Malika Imhotep will moderate a Q & A session with Alice Walker taking your questions.