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BEYONCÉ: Beauty. Body. Blackness.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

6:00 PM-8:30 PM

Join us for a dynamic gathering of the minds on today’s hot topics – Black women, beauty, bodies, and Blackness – all through the lens of Beyoncé. This interactive discussion will include a viewing of Beyoncé’s visual album and feature a distinguished panel of leading Black women scholars/thinkers, including:

  • Joan Morgan, cultural critic; author of "When Chickenheads Come Home to Roots"
  • Yaba Blay, PhD, co-director of Africana studies at Drexel University; author of "(1)ne Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race"
  • Brittney Cooper, PhD, assistant professor of women's and gender studies and Africana studies at Rutgers University; co-founder of the Crunk Feminist Collective
  • Esther Armah, journalist, playwright and MSNBC political commentator
  • Dr. Kaila Story, associate professor, women's and gender studies / Pan-African studies; Audre Lorde Chair in race, class, gender, and sexuality studies at University of Louisville
  • Treva Lindsey, PhD, assistant professor of women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at the Ohio State University.


This is event is hosted by Africana Studies and co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the Women’s Studies program and Drexel University Media Studies Group (DUMSG).

Contact Information

Jacqueline Rios

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Mitchell Auditorium, Bossone Research Center, 3140 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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