Attend Exploring Black Women in Hip Hop Feb. 18

Dr Harris

Join us as Dr. Felecia Harris, Ph.D. explores how black women in this generation have used “the personal is still political” theme to advance activism, feminism and women’s movements. Dr. Harris will examine how national black feminist organizations, the Black Church and the Hip Hop culture have helped strengthen the black woman’s voice in our society.

In celebration of Black History Month, the CPCC Diversity Committee is pleased to present guest speaker Dr. Felecia Harris, Ph.D. who teaches in the Women’s Studies Program and Africana Studies Department at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her teaching and research areas include: gender issues in sports, education, hip hop culture, African American women, health, sexuality and pop culture. She is the author of “Black Sexuality & Health: Exploring issues of race, gender, sex and health in the 21st century” (Spring 2014).

February 18, 2015
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tate Hall, Overcash Center

Diversity Committee Presents Little Known Black History Facts

In 1938, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt challenged the segregation rules at the Southern Conference on Human Welfare in Birmingham, Alabama, so she could sit next to African-American educator and activist Mary McLeod Bethune. Roosevelt would come to refer to Bethune as “her closest friend in her age group.”  Bethune, a leader in the American black community founded Dayton Normal and Industrial Institute for Negro Girls which later merged with Cookman Institute to form Bethune-Cookman College.  She also founded the National Council of Negro Women and was director of the Division of Negro Affairs of the National Youth Administration.  Additionally, she served as special adviser on minority affairs to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. 

Diversity Committee Black History Program: “ Exploring Black Women in Hip Hop”

Speaker:  Dr. Felecia Harris
Date:  February 18
Time:  10:30-11:30 a.m.
Location:  Tate Hall