Celebrating the Black Woman and Black Family

We are celebrating the majestic history, traditions, and global contributions of Black women and Black families.

Dr. Stacy L. Thompson, Vice President of Instruction at Chabot College, will be the Master of Ceremonies.

Pouring of libations by Dr. Vera Nobles, drum performance by Brother Maury.

Dr. Siri Brown, Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs and Student Success at the Peralta Community College District, UC Berkeley faculty member, and noted Africana and Women’s Studies scholar, will provide the keynote address focused on the ancestry of African women. Dr. Siri Brown has over 25 years of experience in higher education, and her research centers on the racialized legal and social resistance to violence against women.

South African artist Khaya Ndlovu will perform a special dance piece titled ‘Inwele’ or ‘Hair’. The piece is an exploration of black hair, culture, identity and techniques of self-care passed on from generation to generation. Hair is brought to the fore to challenge gender constructs and to celebrate the strength of black women in the African diaspora.

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