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The Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies' first spring event sparked conversations about empowerment, feminism and politics.
The first of a series sponsored by the AAAD department, the panel discussion explored the subject of “The Urgency of Black Feminism in Times of Crisis and Change." The panelists gave brief statements detailing their opinions of the event’s theme before the floor was opened to questions.
One of the panelists, Professor Patricia Parker of the Department of Communication, opened up discussion by directly addressing the role of black feminists in the current political climate.
“It’s a moment that calls for organizing, coalition-building, solidarity and accountability,” she said.