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Black Feminism & the Practice of Care

UC Consortium for Black Studies

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

Black Feminism & the Practice of Care

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Black Feminism & the Practice of Care

Friday, November 16th, 2018 at the UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room
9:00am Breakfast, 9:30am Conversations Begin, 4:30pm Closing Reception

Audre Lorde famously maintained that “caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” This gathering explores the concept of care against the backdrop of Lorde’s quote, through the lens of black feminist epistemology and praxis. It understands care as a community practice of generating power, as well as an individual ethic of self-love, and asks how ideas about care shape our political activism, critiques of power, and dreams of freedom.  It also seeks to reimagine black wellbeing within a self-help culture that privileges whiteness and normative femininity, and explores how black people have cared for one another across time and space. And it reconsiders the most familiar narratives of stress and depletion to show how black lives are diminished by state violence, historical trauma, neoliberal assaults, heteropatriarchal norms, ravaging kin ties, and intramural violence. How can we engage new possibilities for self-care, radical healing, wholeness, and joy?

Conversations by…

Aisha Finch | UCLA
Beverley Hanson | Sistren Theater Collective
Cheryl I. Harris | UCLA
Courtney Marshall | Phillips Exeter Academy
Erica Ball | Occidental College
Honor Ford-Smith | York University
Imani Johnson | UC Riverside
Jasmine Syedullah | Vassar College
Jessica Johnson | Johns Hopkins University
Jessica Millward | UC Irvine
Judith Casselberry | Bowdoin College
LaKisha Simmons | University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Marne Campbell | Loyola Marymount University
SA Smythe | UC Irvine 
Sarah Haley | UCLA
Terrion Williamson | University of Minnesota
Tiffany Willoughby-Herard | UC Irvine


Please note that this is a fragrance-free event

Sponsored by the UC Consortium for Black Studies in California, the Center for the Study of Women, the Department of Gender Studies, the Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity, the Division of Humanities, the Division of Social Sciences, and the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The closest parking lot to the UCLA Faculty Center is located at Parking Structure 2. The address is 

602 Charles E. Young Drive, East Los Angeles, CA 90095

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How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can email Tricia Park at

Have questions about Black Feminism & the Practice of Care? Contact UC Consortium for Black Studies

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UCLA Faculty Center- Sequoia Room
480 Charles E Young Drive East
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Friday, November 16, 2018 from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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