Robyn Spencer: Black Power & Women’s Liberation

SEP 14, 2017 | 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM

Details

WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

ROOM:

9207

WHEN:

September 14, 2017: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

Center for the Study of Women & Society and the Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas & the Caribbean (IRADAC)

Description

Dr. ROBYN C. SPENCER is a historian whose research centers on social protest after World War II, urban and working-class radicalism, and gender. In this talk, she will explore how the Black Panther Party attempted to provide an alternative space where black men and women could challenge sexism and patriarchy, as well as reconceptualize gender roles. The Panthers provided a space where they could develop their consciousness and find the tools to critique male chauvinism and female socialization. These politically conscious women transformed the Panthers internal gender politics, and by extension, their overall political agenda.