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Presentation: "Black/Land: Women's Voices"

October 24, 2011 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

CEW Visiting Social Activist Mistinguette Smith interviewed African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans and African immigrants across the U.S. to create the documentary short “Black/Land: Women’s Voices.” We invite you to join us for a screening of the film and a lively discussion of the issues it raises.

“Black/Land: Women’s Voices” amplifies the current critical dialogues surrounding the relation¬ship between black people and land. That relationship to land may be a neighborhood in Detroit or a fifth generation family farm in the Alabama Black Belt. A public park, a church filled with local history, or an immigrant community’s journey from one place to another are all stories about black relationship to land and place.

Participants of all races and genders are encouraged to attend this event, which will include a workshop in which individuals investigate their connections to America’s history in the context of black peoples’ relationship to land and place. Using race and gender as lenses for understand¬ing new connections between people, land, policy and place, participants will explore the critical conversations this new perspective demands of us in our work and in our own communities.

This event is open to the public. Light food will be served. Participants are encouraged to register at http://www.cew.umich.edu/progevents/programs. For more information, contact Beth Sullivan at bsulliva@umich.edu or call 734-764-6343.

Center for the Education of Women thanks event co-sponsors:
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, Detroit
Detroit Public Library
Semester in Detroit Program, University of Michigan
University of Michigan Detroit Center
And the following University of Michigan–Ann Arbor units:
Arts of Citizenship
Department of Afroamerican and African Studies
Department of Women’s Studies Ford School of Public Policy Ginsberg Center
Institute for Research on Women and Gender
School of Natural Resources and the Environment
School of Social Work


October 24, 2011
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm