Gender When You Least Expect It: Time, Black Womanhood and the Politics of Patriarchy in African Diaspora Formations

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 @ 7:30am

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

DePaul University - Richardson Library - Rosati Room 300

2350 N. Kenmore Ave.

Chicoag , 

IL 

60614

Presenter

Center for Black Diaspora – DePaul
312-362-8000

Michelle M. Wright Ph. D. discusses how the ways in which we analyze blackness --even creative endeavors in African Diaspora culture and thought--deploys a notion of time that is deleterious to both black men and women across the Diaspora. Moving through a discussion of how time is viewed in quantum physics, Western discourses on civilization and achievement, and the African Diaspora, Dr. Wright underscores that it is what we assume so heavily and notice so little--TIME--that often proves our own worst enemy in seeking an egalitarian politics of practice.