Women's Herstory: A Conversation on Black Feminism, Queer Black Women and the Arts
Join the Black Metropolis Research Consortium on Wednesday, March 30 at 12 noon CT/1:00 pm ET. as we close out Women's History Month. Our 2nd annual program is Women's Herstory: A Conversation on Black Feminism, Black Queer Women and the Arts. We will hear from Misty DeBerry, Ph.D., a 2016 BMRC Fellow whose areas of expertise are Black Feminist Thought, Performance Theory, Queer of Color Critique, Debt/Indebtedness, Performance Art & Practice, Transformative Justice. Dr. DeBerry is on faculty at Dartmouth College as a Senior Lecturer, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies and also as Artist-in-Residence, Consortium for the Study of Race, Migration and Sexuality. Their BMRC research project was titled The Black Feminist Avant-Garde and Socially Engaged Art in Chicago, 1930s-1950s. Dr. DeBerry's forthcoming book, based on her doctoral dissertation is In Due Time: Performance and the Psychic Life of Black Debt.
Program Contact: Allison Sutton - email@example.com
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The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is a Chicago-based membership association of libraries, universities, museums, community/arts organizations and other archival institutions. The BMRC’s mission is to connect all who seek to document, share, understand and preserve Black experiences.
It is the vision of the BMRC to be essential to promoting discovery, preservation, and use of Black historical collections. Through consortial programs, the BMRC aids in expanding broad access to its members’ holdings of materials that document African American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago.Read More