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Liberating Sexuality: Starting with Black Women

Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - 5:00pm6:30pm

G17 Claudia Cohen Hall, 249 South 36th Street

Liberating Sexuality: Starting with Black Women

Dorothy E. Roberts

George A. Weiss University Professor of Law and Sociology, and Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights
University of Pennsylvania

Penn Humanities Forum and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women present the second of Two Lectures on Black Women's Sexuality

Following on her first lecture, "What's So Dangerous about Black Women's Sexuality," Professor Roberts shifts from historical critique to fresh ideas for change in her second lecture, "Liberating Sexuality: Starting with Black Women." The struggle to liberate women’s sexuality, she argues, must begin with Black women. She considers some of the recent and ongoing sexual liberation strategies and proposes a new direction for the future.

Prof. Roberts's February 24th talk is the 2016 R. Jean Brownlee Endowed Lectureship in Sexuality Studies of the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women.