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Black Feminist Symposium
February 29, 2020
The annual Black Feminist Symposium is organized by the UW-Milwaukee Women’s Resource Center. Our goal is to present the UWM campus and community with resources, workshops, and engaging discussions that center the praxis (theory and practice) of Black feminism in an accessible way. We will hold lightning-round style conference papers (6-8 minute presentations per panel participant) and a creative showcase with diverse performances and works of art. Our theme this year is Critical Care and Compassion. Using our risk, resistance, resilience framework, we hope to take on interdisciplinary approaches to think through and about compassion and care. How are care and compassion risky? How might compassionate and caring approaches help us resist violence? How might practices of compassion and care inform our survival, keep us going, keep us resilient? How does Black Feminist theory help us approach these matters?
Whether you are well-versed in feminist theory, or are looking for an entry point to Black feminism, the Black Feminist Symposium offers something for everyone. Let’s learn, bond, and grow together! We hope you can make it!
For more information, please contact the Women’s Resource Center at 414-229-2852 or firstname.lastname@example.org