RACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY / Friday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m. / Topic: “Black Girl Magic”

Friday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m.

Topic: “Black Girl Magic”

Cultural Credit Eligible Event

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Please join us on Friday, Oct. 30, at 3 p.m. for the tenth panel of the series: “Black Girl Magic.” This panel will feature Dr. Shawnrece Campbell, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of English; Dr. Judith A. Burnett, Associate Professor of Counselor Education; and Ms. Joanne Harris-Duff, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, as they talk about being Black, female and in leadership.

There has been an increase in the number of Black women leaders emerging in traditionally White controlled and dominated spaces. Black American women have surfaced in prominent places, such as the White House, with Michelle Obama and inside the royal family, with Meagan Markle. Currently on the ballot, we have the first Black female Vice-Presidential Candidate. In our current racial climate, what is embodied and symbolized in this contemporary turn toward Black women leaders, which we have not seen in the past? Drawing from their professional and lived experiences, we engage the question, “What is Black Girl Magic?”

RACE IN THE 21ST CENTURY, is a weekly, one-hour discussion hosted by Sociologist Dr. Sharmaine Jackson and sponsored by the Africana Studies Program. Delivering to viewers extraordinary perspectives on current events and accomplishments unfolding in, and around our community, this series takes a deep dive into race by delivering stories that engage us on issues related to Black lives and racial justice.