A lecture by Dr. Paula Marie Seniors, with Safiya Bandele performing “Warrior Woman-Spoken Word Inspired by Mae Mallory.
Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2019
Location: Occidental Lounge, Student Center, Brooklyn College
St. Francis College, March 12, 2019: Historian Dr. Paula Marie Seniors (Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Virginia Tech) discusses the 1961 case of self-defense advocate Mae Mallory and the Monroe Defense Committee.
QUOTED BY JASMINE SANDERS IN “A BLACK LEGACY WRAPPED UP IN FUR,” THE NEW YORK TIMES "But there is a sense among many black women that this broader, cultural disavowal of fur has coincided with our increased ability to purchase it. (Or as Paula Marie Seniors, a historian and professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech, reported her mother saying: “As soon as black women could afford to buy mink coats, white society and white women said fur was all wrong, verboten, passé.”) For women like my mother and grandmother, my aunts and my sisters, a fur coat is more than a personal luxury item. It is an important investment."
At St. Francis College in Brooklyn, New York on March 12, 2019 and Brooklyn College on March 14, 2019
Tue. Nov. 20 12:00pm
145 Ednam Drive Charlottesville, VA
Two-time Virginia Humanities residential Fellow and associate professor of Africana studies at Virginia Tech, Paula Marie Seniors was an editor of the recently published collection of essays, poetry, and art, Michelle Obama’s Impact on African American Women and Girls.
The collection explores how First Lady Michelle Obama gradually expanded and broadened her role by engaging in social, political and economic activities which directly and indirectly impacted the lives of the American people, especially young women.
The book, released by Palgrave Macmillan in August 2018, uses interdisciplinary evaluations through several media, including recipes like those of Suzannah Grace Sese-khalid Jones who contributed “Recipes for Michelle;” and poetry by artist/activist Verna Hampton who wrote the entry, “Michelle’s Arms.”
Join Seniors, Jones, and Hampton for a discussion of their work on the collection and the lasting legacy of Michelle Obama’s time as First Lady, especially for women and girls.
I will be giving the talk "Mae Mallory, The Monroe Defense Committee and World Revolutions," Challenging Erasures: Re-inscribing Black Women's History in New York. Sponsored by Dr. Robyn C. Spencer, The Endowed Chair of the Women's and Gender Studies Program at Brooklyn College.
Date: March 14, 2019
Time: 2:15-3:30 pm
Place: Brooklyn College
Recently Published with contributions by friends, colleagues, and former graduate and undergraduate students: Yasmine Huggins, Rachelle Brunn-Bevel, Deidre Hill Butler,Duchess Miriam Harris,Avi Thomas, Carole Boyce Davies, Suzzannah Grace Sesekhalid, Daveisha Gibson, Verna Hampton, Kristin Richardson
Recent and Upcoming Events
My talk: "Red Moon, Bleeding Moon"Cole and Johnson’s The Red Moon"
Place: University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Date: March 16, 2018
"Celebrating God’s Trombones:African American Cadences and Culture Symposium"
Organized by 1952 Distinguished Scholar Noelle Morissette, PhD, Associate Professor of English University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Place: The Virginia Foundation for the Humanities 145 Ednam Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22903
Date: May 9 2017
Lunch provided by the Foundation