Robyn C. Spencer, Black Power and Women's Liberation
SEP 14, 2017 | 6:00 PM TO 7:30 PM
The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue
September 14, 2017: 6:00 PM-7:30 PM
The Center for the Study of Women and Society
The Center for the Study of Women and Society presents
Robyn C. Spencer
Black Power and Women's Liberation: Reconsidering the History of the Black Panther Party in Oakland, CA.
In this talk, Dr. ROBYN C. SPENCER, 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.
This event is co-sponsored with IRADAC - The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean.