Consciousness at the Margins: Public Lecture by Professor Kathryn Sophia Belle

Join the Center for Social Justice for the second lecture in our Consciousness at the Margins speaker series.

Professor Kathryn Sophia BelleAssociate Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University, and Founding Director of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers will offer a lecture:

70 Years Later: A 1949 Debate Between Claudia Jones ("An End to the Neglect of the Problems of Negro Women!") and Simone de Beauvoir (The Second Sex) 

This paper imagines a debate between Claudia Jones ("An End to the Neglect of the Problems of Negro Women!") and Simone de Beauvoir (The Second Sex) paying particular attention to Jones' triple oppression analysis (of Black women as simultaneously raced, classed, and gendered) that centers Black women's experiences. In contrast, Beauvoir often takes what I have termed an analogical approach (e.g., analyzing gender oppression against white women as analogous with racial oppression against Black men), centering white women and almost altogether ignoring Black women's experience.

Introduction by Professor Rosemary Ndubuizu, Department of African American Studies. Response by Professors Marcia Chatelain, Department of History, and Elizabeth Velez, Department of English and Women's and Gender Studies, followed by questions from the audience. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm

Pedro Arrupe, S.J. Hall, Arrupe Multipurpose Room
37th and O St., N.W., Washington, D.C.

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