Be a Catalyst for Change: Shirley Chisolm's Lifelong Legacy

Date/Time: 
03/29/2012

THE CONFERENCE WILL BE IN THE WOODY TANGER AUDITORIUM, BROOKLYN COLLEGE LIBRARY, BROOKLYN COLLEGE

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9:30AM
Introduction: Barbara Winslow, Director Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism
Welcome and Greetings, Karen Gould, President Brooklyn College
Greetings:
Professor Namita Manohar, Coordinator Women’s Studies Program
Professor Lynda Day, Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies, Brooklyn College
Salute to Shola Lynch, documentary filmmaker Chisholm 72: Unbought and Unbossed
Keynote: Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Chair: Professor Gunja Sen Gupta, Brooklyn College

11:15-12:30
Chisholm’s Activist Legacy
Speakers
Professor Josh Guild, Princeton University, Moderate or Militant? Shirley Chisholm in the Eyes of Her Beholders
Professor Brian Purnell, Bowdoin College, ‘Give the People Light and They Will Find the Way:’ Political Organizing in North Central Brooklyn, New York, 1948-1968.”
Professor Anastasia Curwood, Vanderbilt University,
Black Feminism on Capitol Hill: Shirley Chisholm and Civil Rights Politics in the Post Civil Rights Era

Chair: Professor Prudence Cumberbatch, Brooklyn College


Lunch 12:30-2PM
Speaker: Professor Martha Biondi, Northwestern University, Black Student Activism: Brooklyn College and Beyond
Chair: Professor Jocelyn Wills, Brooklyn College
A tribute to Chisholm’s legacy: honoring our present and future catalysts for change. The luncheon will honor Brooklyn College students who see themselves as catalysts for change through their involvement in social justice activism.

2-3:30
The afternoon conference will be in the
Jefferson Room in the Student Union Building

Black Women’s Activism
Professor Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago. Ella Baker
Professor Premilla Nadasen, Queens College CUNY, Black Women, Labor Activism, and the Fight for Domestic Workers' Rights
Professor Julie Gallagher, Penn State University, Brandywine, Shirley Chisholm’s Political Foremothers: Black Women’s Political Thought and Activism in Twentieth Century New York City
Professor Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College: 'Quiet' and 'Not Angry': The Memorialization of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement
Chair: Dean and Professor Kimberley Phillips, Brooklyn College

5PM
Final Plenary:
Chair: Professor Barbara Winslow: Director Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism

Professor Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC analyst, Nation columnist, Tulane University

The Honorable Barbara Lee

Substance and Image: The continuing work of gender, race and justice in contemporary media and politics.

Professor Harris-Perry and Representative Lee will engage in a wide-ranging discussion about how gender and race continue to shape our political world and our media environment. The conversation will trace progress, analyze shortcomings, and suggest solutions for the continuing challenges of reaching gender and racial justice in contemporary America.

RECEPTION TO FOLLOW

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