Women of Color Initiatives Lecture: Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Visionary Daughtering: An Intimate Intellectual and Activist Archive

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs will be visiting MSU on Friday, February 12, 2015, and will be giving a talk at 3:00 in B342 Wells titled "Visionary Daughtering: An Intimate Intellectual and Activist Archive."

"This interactive lecture will activate the concept of Visionary Daughtering as a description of the ongoing co-construction of freedom between/as black women and girls. Drawing on her research in the archival papers of Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Lucille Clifton, Toni Cade Bambara and Cheryll Y. Greene, her innovative approach to reading the scribbled notes in the margins and on the title pages of black feminist books as a form of black feminist intellectual correspondence, and her own experience of daughter-intellectual subjectivity, Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs will lead us in a conversation about longing, possibility, exile, communion and intergenerational resistance and love."

Dr. Gumbs will be the inaugural speaker for the Women of Color Initiative conceived by Dr. Yomaira Figueroa, and supported by the office of Associate Dean of Diversity, Dr. Sheila Contreras, and with additional generous funding provided by GenCen, and AAAS. We're looking forward to Dr. Gumbs' visit as well as future speakers in this series.