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Black Feminist Ecologies
This event, which has been organized by the African American Studies Department and the Center for African American Studies at Wesleyan University, will bring together the following scholars in the form of a virtual salon: Chelsea Mikael Frazier (Cornell University); Danielle Purifoy (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill); J.T. Roane (Arizona State University); Celeste Henery (University of Texas at Austin); Romy Opperman (The New School for Social Research); Allison Puglisi (Harvard University); Teona Williams (Yale University); and Christy Hyman (University of Nebraska at Lincoln). It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Professor Garry Bertholf at

Salon Schedule:

6:00: Opening Remarks by Michael Roth, President of Wesleyan University

6:05: Introductions by Garry Bertholf, Assistant Professor of African American Studies; and performances by African American Studies majors Jada Reid ’22 and Dachelle Washington ’22

6:20: Chelsea Mikael Frazier – “A ‘Black Feminist Ecology’ beyond Nation”

6:30: Teona Williams – “Living with Disaster: Black Feminist Interventions on Disaster and Environmental Futures”

6:40: Romy Opperman – “Envisioning Black Feminist Climate Justice”

6:50: Allison Puglisi – “‘I’ve Rode them All’: Black Care and Survival in Hurricane Betsy”

7:00: J.T. Roane – “The Plot and Captive Maternal Futures”

7:10: Christy Hyman – “Black Wayfinding in the Antebellum Hinterland—‘The Compass of Moss Points North’”

7:20: Celeste Henery – “What Black Women Think about the Rain—Reflections on Black Feminist Ecologies”

7:30: Danielle Purifoy – “Abolition is a Black Place”

7:40-8:00: Q&A moderated by Professor Garry Bertholf

Feb 24, 2021 06:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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