As a virtual event, Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant presents “Where We Matter: Dean Lucy Diggs Slowe, Howard Women, and the Co-Creation of Campus Belonging, 1922–1937” at noon Nov. 9. From 1922 to 1937 Dean Slowe worked with Howard undergraduates to build an extracurricular program focused on Black women’s community, personal growth, and joy. Drawing on student newspaper accounts about her efforts and impact, Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant describes Slowe’s philosophy of “living more abundantly” and the ways it operationalized a sense of belonging and inclusion for Black Howard women. Beauboeuf-Lafontant is Louise R. Noun Chair in Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at Grinnell College. This event is cosponsored by the University of Georgia Press.
SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory unless otherwise noted.