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 March 23, 2010

Women's Research & Resource Center @ Spelman College 
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   Celebrating Women's History Month at the Center is always a joy. This year is even more special since we are honoring Toni Cade Bambara, whose birthday is March 25, for our 10th anniversary conference!!!! During the gathering we are premiering a documentary about the Digital Moving Image Salon and its founding director, Professor Ayoka Chenzira, as well as acknowledging publicly the Toni Cade Bambara papers which are housed in the Spelman Archives. We are excited about the broad range of activities associated with the Women's Center's endowment campaign, and are thankful for the recent campus visit of Anita Hill, one of our National Advisory Board members. As we honor the extraordinary work and vision of countless women here and around the globe, we urge you to remember in your own way those women who have helped to change the world as well as your own personal lives.
in gratitude,
Beverly Guy-Sheftall


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RDI is pleased to announce its last talk
 for this year in the
New Frontiers in Race and Difference Lecture Series!

Speaker: Dorothy Roberts, Professor Law at Northwestern University
March 29, 2010
Title: Race and the New Biocitizen
Time: 4:00-5:30pm
Location: School of Law, Tull Auditorium


The 20th Annual Gwendolyn Brooks Conference for Black Literature and Creative Writing
Builder of Positive Reality:

 A Celebration of the Lifelong Achievements of Dr. Haki R. Madhubuti

 April 1-3, 2010 

Featuring the legendary
Nikki Giovanni

Also featuring: Angela Jackson, Jan Carew, John Fountain, Staceyann Chin, Nnedi Okorafor, R. Dwayne Betts, Malik Yusef, Roger Bonair-Agard and many others.

Chicago State University

Cordell Reed Student Union Rotunda
95th Street & King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60628-1598 
Schedule information.
Free for High School and College Students with valid school identification.  For more information on this event, please contact the Gwendolyn Brooks Center via e-mail at or at 773-995-4440. 






Jacqueline Jones Royster Named Dean of Ivan Allen College

   Following a national search, Georgia Tech Provost Gary B. Schuster has announced that Dr. Jacqueline Jones Royster (WRRC Advisory Board Member and Spelman Alumna), a professor of English with interests related to rhetorical studies, women's studies and literacy, will be the College's next dean.
   In addition to holding the dean's chair, Royster will be a professor in the School of Literature, Communication and Culture. She is expected to start by the fall semester.

The University of Maryland, College Park Women's Studies
Department presents

Black Women's Studies at 25+
Looking Backward to Move Forward

 Friday, April 23, 2010
This symposium centers around Black women's studies, curriculum and program development, Black women's academic writing, and major issues of the day including:
  • HIV/AIDS and healthcare
  • Human rights and violence against women
  • Representations of Black women in the media
There will be a workshop, a panel, and a luncheon. Events will take place on the sixth floor of McKeldin Library from 8:30am-4:00pm.

This event is FREE and open to the public. You must register to attend. To register and find out about who will be presenting, please visit our website:

Cosponsored with the Feminist Press, UM Libraries, and UM's
African American Studies.
 u of maryland feminist press

Beverly Guy-Sheftall
Women's Research & Resource Center @ Spelman College

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