On February 7th, our Department chair, Dr. Patricia Parker, participated in a panel for a colloquium on Black Feminism sponsored by The Department of African, African American & Diaspora Studies (AAAD). The colloquium, entitled “The Urgency of Black Feminism in Times of Crisis and Change,” “[examined] the relevance and significance of black feminist thought and activism, in the U.S. and globally, in the current political moment.” Along with Dr. Parker, the other panelists included Keisha-Khan Perry from Africana Studies, Brown University and Sharon Holland from American Studies, UNC Chapel Hill with Kia Caldwell as moderator, from AAAD. In the article “AAAD colloquium brings together experts on black feminism”, written by Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, he stated Dr. Parker “opened up discussion by addressing the role of black feminists in the current political climate” with this statement:
“Its a moment that calls for organizing, coalition-building, solidarity, and accountability.”
Read the full article from the Daily Tarheel here to learn more about the other panelists’ comments and audience’s response to the colloquium.