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Feminists Tackling Anti-Black State Violence

Panel Discussion

4:30 pm to 6:00 pm

Penn Museum
Rainey Auditorium
3260 South Street

The past several years have seen an increase in public awareness of political and other forms of state violence, especially those directed at African-Americans and other people of African descent worldwide.  While the contemporary uproar about this violence has generated new forms of activism and organization, the history behind these recent incidents is sometimes not sufficiently understood, and the links between events in the United States and elsewhere in the diaspora are not often adequately articulated.  This panel brings together feminist scholars across the disciplines to discuss the histories of anti-black violence in a range of locations, the ways these histories are connected, and the strategies people are using to counteract them.


Maziki Thame (Political Science, Clark Atlanta U)

Ann Farnsworth-Alvear (History, U Penn)

Leniqueca Welcome (Anthropology and Urban Studies, U Penn)

Grace Sanders Johnson (Africana Studies, U Penn)

Moderator: Faith Smith (English and African and Afro-American Studies, Brandeis U)


Hosted by Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies, Alice Paul Center

Co-sponsored by Penn Museum, Department of Africana Studies, Center for Africana Studies

This event is free and open to the public

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