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Saying Her Name, from Mary Turner (1918) to Breonna Taylor (2020), Un-Gendering Anti-Black Racial Violence in the United States.
Saying Her Name, from Mary Turner (1918) to Breonna Taylor (2020), Un-Gendering Anti-Black Racial Violence in the United States.
Public lecture and Community Discussion
7:00 pm Thursday, September 17, 2020
In recognition of the September 15, 1963, 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, a white supremacist terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of four Black girls (Addie Mae Collins (14), Cynthia Wesley (14), Carole Robertson (14), and Carol Denise McNair (11), The Auburn Avenue Research Library will present Saying Her Name, from Mary Turner (1918) to Breonna Taylor (2020), Un-Gendering Anti-Black Racial Violence in the United States.
 
This public lecture, facilitated by Dr. Stephane Dunn, professor and academic program director of the Morehouse College Cinema, Television, & Emerging Media Studies program (CTEMS), will examine the marginalized history of racially motivated violence as experienced by Black women in the United States. Dismantling entrenched gendered public discourses and collective outrage, that center the victimization of Black males, Dr. Dunn’s lecture will foreground the lived experiences and violent deaths of innocent Black women, crafting a more comprehensive narrative on racial violence in America.
 
Dr. Stephane Dunn is a writer, filmmaker, and professor. She earned her MA, MFA, and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame. Her writings appear in Ms., Vogue.com, CNN.com, and others. Dr. Dunn speaks frequently about gender and race, particularly in film and popular culture. She is the author of the book, Baad Bitches & Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action Films. Her screenplay, Chicago ’66, has been selected as the Finish Line Screenwriting competition’s inaugural Tirota Social Impact winner.

Sep 17, 2020 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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