Spelman Hosts 13th Annual Black Female Activism Conference March 22-23
The 13th Annual Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference, “Shattering Silences, Speaking Resistance, and Seeking Sites of Liberation,” convenes March 22-23, 2013, at Spelman College.
The students at Spelman College are organizing the 13th Annual Toni Cade Bambara Scholar-Activism Conference to be held March 22-23 to explore issues impacting women nationally and globally such as gender violence, misogyny in the music industry, mental health, and sex trafficking.
According to a prepared statement by Audrey Arthur, "the conference presentations, panels and workshops will equip attendees, particularly the Millennial Generation, with strategies and methods to effect positive social change around these issues."
The conference, which honors the legacy of feminist author, scholar, activist and filmmaker Toni Cade Bambara, kicks off with an opening celebration at 6:30 p.m., Friday, March 22.
The topics of discussion on Saturday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., include the following:
• Audre Lorde and Toni Cade Bambara’s Legacies
• Black Women’s Mental Health
• Threats to Women’s Lives - Towards Health and Wellness
• Hip Hop Images and Black Female Identity
• Social Justice Advocacy
• The Language of Justice
Onsite registration begins on Friday at 7 p.m. and will continue at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday in the lobby of the Cosby Academic Center.