Be a Catalyst for Change: Shirley Chisolm's Lifelong Legacy
THE CONFERENCE WILL BE IN THE WOODY TANGER AUDITORIUM, BROOKLYN COLLEGE LIBRARY, BROOKLYN COLLEGE
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Introduction: Barbara Winslow, Director Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism
Welcome and Greetings, Karen Gould, President Brooklyn College
Professor Namita Manohar, Coordinator Women’s Studies Program
Professor Lynda Day, Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies, Brooklyn College
Salute to Shola Lynch, documentary filmmaker Chisholm 72: Unbought and Unbossed
Keynote: Professor Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Spelman College
Chair: Professor Gunja Sen Gupta, Brooklyn College
Chisholm’s Activist Legacy
Professor Josh Guild, Princeton University, Moderate or Militant? Shirley Chisholm in the Eyes of Her Beholders
Professor Brian Purnell, Bowdoin College, ‘Give the People Light and They Will Find the Way:’ Political Organizing in North Central Brooklyn, New York, 1948-1968.”
Professor Anastasia Curwood, Vanderbilt University, Black Feminism on Capitol Hill: Shirley Chisholm and Civil Rights Politics in the Post Civil Rights Era
Chair: Professor Prudence Cumberbatch, Brooklyn College
Speaker: Professor Martha Biondi, Northwestern University, Black Student Activism: Brooklyn College and Beyond
Chair: Professor Jocelyn Wills, Brooklyn College
A tribute to Chisholm’s legacy: honoring our present and future catalysts for change. The luncheon will honor Brooklyn College students who see themselves as catalysts for change through their involvement in social justice activism.
The afternoon conference will be in the Jefferson Room in the Student Union Building
Black Women’s Activism
Professor Barbara Ransby, University of Illinois at Chicago. Ella Baker
Professor Premilla Nadasen, Queens College CUNY, Black Women, Labor Activism, and the Fight for Domestic Workers' Rights
Professor Julie Gallagher, Penn State University, Brandywine, Shirley Chisholm’s Political Foremothers: Black Women’s Political Thought and Activism in Twentieth Century New York City
Professor Jeanne Theoharis, Brooklyn College: 'Quiet' and 'Not Angry': The Memorialization of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement
Chair: Dean and Professor Kimberley Phillips, Brooklyn College
Chair: Professor Barbara Winslow: Director Shirley Chisholm Project of Brooklyn Women’s Activism
Professor Melissa Harris-Perry, MSNBC analyst, Nation columnist, Tulane University
The Honorable Barbara Lee
Substance and Image: The continuing work of gender, race and justice in contemporary media and politics.
Professor Harris-Perry and Representative Lee will engage in a wide-ranging discussion about how gender and race continue to shape our political world and our media environment. The conversation will trace progress, analyze shortcomings, and suggest solutions for the continuing challenges of reaching gender and racial justice in contemporary America.
RECEPTION TO FOLLOW
What We Do
NCRW is a network of leading university and community based research, policy, and advocacy centers with a growing global reach dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls. We also have a Corporate Circle comprised of senior diversity professionals from leading U.S. and global member companies and a Presidents Circle of college and university leaders who share our commitment. NCRW harnesses the collective power of its network to provide knowledge, analysis, and thought leadership on issues ranging from reducing women’s poverty to building a critical mass of women’s leadership across sectors.