Symposium on Diverse Epistemologies: Black Womanist Theory, Method, and Praxis for Revolutionary-Revelation Writing
This presentation offers a new conceptual tool for Black women’s revolutionary-revelation writing. Integrating theory, method, and praxis, and drawing from Black feminist thought, Black girlhood studies, critical race feminism, womanist theology, the wild woman archetype, and autoethnography, this tool facilitates the unearthing and excavation of Black girl and Black women’s personal and private life writings into public spaces. Reflecting on 45 years of journals as a Black womanist, the tool provides a framework for understanding and analyzing the data of one’s life and identifying key themes related to issues of race, gender, social justice, and spirituality.
Join us as we welcome Dr. Menah Pratt-Clarke, Vice President for Strategic Affairs and Diversity at Virginia Tech. Dr. Pratt-Clarke is also Professor of Education in the School of Education in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, with affiliations in Africana Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Department of Sociology. She has almost 25 years of leadership experience in higher education, with a focus on large-scale institutional transformation, and her scholarship focuses on diversity issues in higher education.
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