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McKelvey School of Engineering

“Misogynoir”: American Contempt Towards Black Women and How to Change It

Thursday, February 25 | 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

In this discussion speakers will draw from their field specific insights to discuss Black women's experiences in the United States. Leveraging contemporary and historical examples, they will offer frameworks for understanding structural bias, harassment and violence against Black women and contemplate opportunities to disrupt it. The Brown School is pleased to co-sponsor this program with the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity and Equity.

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Event Type

Lectures & Presentations


Brown School


Humanities & Society, Campus & Community



Black History Month
Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity, Social Work


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Speaker Information

Adrienne Davis
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity & William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2)

Hedy Lee
Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington University in St. Louis; Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2) 

Matifadza Hlatshwayo
Associate Program Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine; Faculty Leadership, Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Kenly Brown
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African and African American Studies, Washington University in St. Louis; CRE2 Postdoctoral Affiliate

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Lauren Yaeger left a positive review 2/24/2021

I was frustrated I couldn't access/see the chat and I logged in with my WUSTL key but the presenters and energy was really great. It was a bit academic and that made me take notes of who and what to read to know more.