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Our Past Events

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BLACK BARBIE: BEAUTY STANDARDS AND CHILD'S PLAY
Black Beauty as an Act of Resistance Community Conversation

January 25, 2024 at the Historic Dunn's Josephine Hotel, Miami, FL 

This event dove into the captivating world of Black Beauty as an act of resistance in our special event series, focusing on Black Barbies and challenging beauty standards during childhood play. In collaboration with FIU Professor and author of The Psychology of Black Womanhood, Dionne Stephens, and the insightful contributions of Imani Warren, artist, and curator, this talk paid homage to the groundbreaking Sunlight School of Beauty Culture in Miami and Black beauty culture for women in the Magic City. 

Sponsored by the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab (WPHL) and Florida Humanities Program 

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CENTERING OURSELVES
Psychology Textbooks by and about BIPOC Lived Experiences

June 26, 2023 at the SPSSI Annual Conference. Denver, CO

Reading books by Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) authors is especially important in a world where the voices of scholars from these communities have historically been excluded from mainstream media and publishing. This symposium was presented at the American Psychological Association Division 9: Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) annual conference. The first presentation examined this phenomenon by first reviewing the applicability of this trend across psychology textbooks, then highlighting two current efforts to in response to this void- the forthcoming the Psychology of Black Womanhood (Dickens & Stephens) and LatinX Psychology in the United States (Rios & Marino). 

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