Thursday, September 8 4:30pm

“The Frannie” Frannie Graves Auditorium, Campbell Hall

Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave. Decatur, GA 30033


Free Event Parking in West Parking Deck, McDonough Avenue

Event Hashtag #BLR16

Keynote Panelists:

Wright RigueurLeah Wright Rigueur is author of The Loneliness of the Black Republican (Princeton University Press, 2015). She is Assistant Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.


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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is author of From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (Haymarket Books, 2016).  She is Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University.


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Sherie Randolph is author of Florynce “Flo” Kennedy: The Life of a Black Feminist Radical (UNC Press, 2016).  She is Associate Professor of History at Georgia Tech and the founder of the Black Feminist Think Tank.


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Zinga Fraser is Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project and Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Women’s And Gender Studies at Brooklyn College, CUNY.




Reception to follow in Campbell Hall.

Book sales offered by Charis Books and more.

With Questions and More information, please contact Robin Morris,



Friday, September 9, 2016

Frannie Graves Auditorium, Campbell Hall, Agnes Scott College

Free parking in West Parking Deck, McDonough Ave.

Entire Program is Free to the Public.


8:00-8:30 Coffee and Pastries

8:30-10:00 Panel 1: Building Bridges in Atlanta Community Organizing

Moderator:  Robin Morris, Agnes Scott College

  • Andrew Pope, Harvard University
  • Ellen Rafshoon, Georgia Gwinnet College
  • Cynthia Greenlee, Independent Scholar

10:30-12:00 Panel 2: Gender and the Politics of Social Justice

Moderator: Charissa Threat, Spelman College

  • Claire Bond Potter, The New School
  • Marisa Chapell, Oregon State University
  • Amanda C. Demmer, University of New Hampshire

Lunch in Decatur or in Evans Dining Hall, Agnes Scott College

1:30-3:00 Panel 3: Bridging Political Constituencies

Moderator: Claire Bond Potter, The New School

  • Katherine Turk, University of North Carolina
  • Anna Mahoney, Newcombe College Institute, Tulane University
  • Liette Gidlow, Wayne State University


3:30-5:00  Closing Plenary: How Do We “Stand Together”?

Moderator: Andra Gillespie, Emory University

  • Judy Wu, University of California, Irvine
  • Carol Anderson, Emory University
  • Laura Lovett, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

5:00- 7:00 Wine and Refreshments, Campbell Hall


Beyond Left and Right: What is Women’s Politics is made possible through a generous grant from the James T. and Ella Rather Kirk Fund at Agnes Scott College.  We thank the Kirk Family for their commitment to the humanities in Agnes Scott’s mission to teach women to think deeply, live honorably, and engage the social and intellectual challenges of their time.