Issues of under-representation, community and how anti-Blackness and sexism compound for Black women academics will be among the many topics on the table during an upcoming panel celebrating and recognizing Black women in the academy.
Assistant Professor and multidisciplinary scholar Charlotte Henay in Brock’s Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies will moderate the virtual discussion Wednesday, March 16 amongst three panelists:
Professor Dolana Mogadime in the Department of Educational Studies at Brock University and Faculty Chair of the President’s Advisory Committee on Human Rights, Equity and Decolonization (PACHRED) at Brock.
Assistant Professor Funké Aladejebi in the Department of History at University of Toronto, author of Schooling the System: A History of Black Women Teachers and co-editor of the forthcoming collection, Unsettling the Great White North: Black Canadian History.
Assistant Professor Camisha Sibblis in the Department of Sociology at University of Toronto, Adjunct Professor at the University of Windsor’s School of Social Work and author of the “Morris Report,” the first Impact of Race and Culture Assessment report applied in the criminal sentencing of a Black defender in Ontario.
The panelists will engage with students and faculty members to discuss Black women and their choice of study, misogynoir (the unique form of anti-Black sexism faced by Black women), the token syndrome and balancing competing obligations.
The event is sponsored by the Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies, the Brock University Faculty Association and PACHRED. Everyone is invited to this virtual event, which will include ASL interpretation.
What: Black Women in Academe: A Virtual Panel
When: Wednesday, March 16 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Where: Please register through Eventbrite to attend.