Gladys Mitchell-Walthour to Present 2017 Fromkin Memorial Lecture October 26

2017 Fromkin Lecture imageGladys Mitchell-Walthour, Assistant Professor, UWM Department of Africology, will present the 48th annual Morris Fromkin Memorial Lecture on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the fourth floor Conference Center of the UWM Golda Meir Library, 2311 E. Hartford Ave.

The title of her lecture is “Afro-Brazilian YouTubers & Digital Social Justice Activism.”

Mitchell-Walthour examines Afro-Brazilian Women YouTubers’ social activism through their YouTube channels. Her lecture will consider how Afro-Brazilian women YouTubers use African American leaders and media representations to examine issues relevant to black empowerment.

Moreover, she will examine parallel concepts in Brazil and the United States such as black feminism, racism, and sexism and how Afro-Brazilian women YouTubers articulate the particularities of these issues in the Brazilian context and empower Afro-Brazilians through their digital activism.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Accommodations for people with disabilities can be made if requested ahead of time by calling 414-229-6202.

[Watch a video recording of Professor Mitchell-Walthour’s lecture.]