Lecture: "Black Feminism: My Next Chapter" with Barbara Smith
Troy, NY – Sage is pleased to welcome Barbara Smith, councilwoman for the 4th Ward in North Albany and Arbor Hill. Her talk, “Black Feminism: My Next Chapter,” is part of Sage’s Black History Month celebrations and will be held in Bush Memorial on Monday, February 27 at 7 pm.
Smith is an author, activist and independent scholar who has played a groundbreaking role in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality and gender. She was among the first to define an African American women’s literary tradition and to build black women’s studies and feminism in the United States. She has been politically active in many movements for social justice since the 1960s.
She has edited three major collections about Black women: Conditions: Five, The Black Women’s Issue; All the Women Are White, All the Blacks Are Men, But Some of Us Are Brave: Black Women’s Studies; and Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology.
Smith is also the co-author of Yours in Struggle: Three Feminist Perspectives on Anti-Semitism and Racism, 1984. She is the general editor of The Reader’s Companion to U. S. Women’s History. A collection of her essays, The Truth That Never Hurts: Writings on Race, Gender, and Freedom were published by Rutgers University Press in 1998.
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