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With have an exciting year-round lineup of events that center the Psychology of Black Womanhood book's content. From lectures, symposia, and bookclub discussions- you can connect with others interested in the book across various settings. Just click on the buttons below for more information

“There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice.”
Michelle Obama

SATURDAY
AUGUST 10, 2024

1:30pm- 3:30pm

PERCEPTIONS OF PROFESSIONALISM: BLACK HAIR IN THE WORKPLACE

Interrogating Black Women’s Natural Hair: Trauma, Tresses & Truth Conference
Natural hair, whether in the form of braids, afros, dreadlocks, or other natural styles, has always been political. Who in our society gets to author the prevailing constitution of professional appearance? How do we, as Black women (and Black men) encourage course correction and alter the prism through which our hair is interrogated? This conference aims to situate the fact that, despite structural denials to the contrary, our natural hair remains a heretical war zone. 

WEDNESDAY
NOVEMBER 6, 2024

ADDRESSING BLACK WOMANHOOD IN HIGHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM

International Conference on Urban Education. Cancun, Mexico

Of all the higher education degrees earned by Black people, Black women received two-thirds (Haynes et al., 2020). The majority earn degrees in traditional fields that rely upon White- Westered centered research that often relies upon stereotypes and comparative approaches. Developing concrete steps for integrating knowledge Black womanhood from a non- deficit lens through these traditional fields’ curriculum is critical for supporting one of the largest populations on campuses today and increasing knowledge about their diverse experiences across other populations. This presentation will address the types of voids in knowledge about Black womanhood in traditional psychology courses at both HBCUs and urban PWI (predominately white institution) contexts. We will provide concrete insights into the ways that faculty can center intersectional understandings of Black womanhood in these settings.

THURSDAY
FEBRUARY 2025

10:00am- 7:00pm

PSYCHOLOGY OF BLACK WOMANHOOD SYMPOSIUM
Spelman College. Atlanta, GA  

This day long symposium will give attendees space to discuss issues affecting Black womanhood in the United States. Drawing upon the content form this groundbreaking book, this series of panels will extend our knowledge about the ways in which psychology affects the lives of Black women. Community and academic experts from various fields will be sharing their perspectives.

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