“In Conversation: Feminista Jones and DaMaris B. Hill”
Feminista Jones and DaMaris B. Hill will speak at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 as part of the Free Library of Philadelphia Author Events. The evening will be in conjunction with the respective publications by Beacon and Bloomsbury of Reclaiming Our Space: How Black Feminists Are Changing the World from the Tweets to the Streets and A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing: The Incarceration of African American Women from Harriet Tubman to Sandra Bland. 7:30 – 8:10: Talk and reading in the Free Library’s Montgomery Auditorium.
8:10 – 8:30: 20 minute moderated Q & A session with the audience.
8:30 – Book signing
“Black on Black Lecture”
5:00p.m. Lecture and Q&A
Book signing to follow
“In Conversation: Feminista Jones and Dr. Tanji Gilliam”
Feminista Jones will read from Reclaiming Our Space and have conversation and Q&A with Dr. Tanji Gilliam, professor, Hip-Hop scholar, and filmmaker.
“In Conversation: Feminista Jones & Blair Imani”
6:00p.m. Panel Discussion and Q&A
“Black History Month Featured Speaker”
6:00p.m. Speech and Q&A
7:00p.m. Meet & Greet/ Book signing
“An Evening With Feminista Jones”
4:30 p.m. Speech and Q&A
5:30 p.m. Reception/ Book signing
“We Tried To Tell Y’all: Black Twitter as a Source”
Black Twitter is a cultural identity consisting of “Black” Twitter users from around the world on the Twitter social network focused on issues of interest to the black community, particularly in the United States. Panelist, Feminista Jones describes Black Twitter as “a collective of active, primarily African-American Twitter users who have created a virtual community … [and are] proving adept at bringing about a wide range of socio-political changes. Our focus for this panel is about how Black women are creating community and sparking change via social media and digital communities, how Black humor, over the centuries offers insights into the intersections of race, gender and politics, and how Black Twitter should be recognized as a news subculture.
“Women’s History Month Lecture”
“Women’s History Month Keynote Speaker”
7:00 p.m. Keynote Speech and Q&A
8:15 p.m. Book signing
“Misogynoir in Healthcare: How Racism in America’s Healthcare System Fails Black Women”
This session will work with recent studies that have shed light on the systemic issues of discrimination and bias experienced by Black women, specifically with maternal and mental health. Feminista will discuss how cultural proficiency impacts the outcomes, and will share her own personal experiences with bias as well as the struggle to access quality healthcare for Black women in need of maternal and mental health support.