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Wellness Leadership Institute: C.A.R.E Speaks Presents #ProtectBlackWomen: Identifying and Demolishing Crooked Rooms

March 16, 2021 at 7:00pm8:30pm EDT

Falk Complex

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As we continue to navigate a contentious climate of health inequities, racial disparities and discrimination, and misogynistic violence among structural interlocking oppressions, the phrase “protect Black women” has become popularized in mainstream media as well as in everyday conversations on social justice. Building on Dr. Melissa Harris Perry’s work on “crooked rooms,” this conversation explores the exclusionary narratives that impact how we conceptualize, interact with and (de)value Black women. In this vein, what does it mean to protect Black women? What stereotypes and biases guide your relationship(s) with Black women? How do you contribute to the fortification of crooked rooms and what actions can you take in demolishing them?

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This event was published on March 11, 2021.

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