Please plan to attend a program in the Donohue Rare Book Room on March 24th with USF Associate Professor of Sociology, Stephanie Sears, who will be speaking on Imagining Black Womanhood. In her recent publication, Imagining Black Womanhood: The Negotiation of Identity and Power within the Girls Empowerment Project, published in 2010 by the State University of New York Press, Professor Sears examines how Black women and girls seek to change both how they perceive and identify themselves as well as how larger society views them within the context of an Afrocentric womanist after-school program. Her book provides a unique opportunity to observe the ways that an organization’s context mediated stereotypes of Black womanhood and structured how women and girls worked with and against each other to construct authentic and respectable Black femininities.
The program begins at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 24th in the Donohue Rare Book Room. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. The program is free and open to the public. All are welcome to attend. For further information, please call (415) 422-2036.
Head Librarian, Donohue Rare Book Room