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Ninth Annual Black Women’s Conference Scheduled at UK

By Ralph Derickson

Photo of Audrey Chapman
At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, Audrey Chapman, a relationship expert from Washington, D.C., will speak at a student town hall meeting in the William T. Young Library auditorium on the topic romantic relationships.

Photo of Patricia Hill Collins
At 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, Patricia Hill Collins will deliver the Anna J. Cooper Address. Her talk is titled “No Storybook Romance: How Race and Gender Matter.” Collins is a visiting professor from the University of Cincinnati and holds the Bryan Chair for Women’s Studies and African American Studies.

 

March 13, 2003 (Lexington, Ky.) -- The ninth annual Black Women’s Conference, which has the theme “Romantic Relationships in the Lives of Black Women: Building Families and Futures,” is set for March 23, 26 and 27 at the University of Kentucky.

The conference includes a village potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in the YWCA Phillis Wheatley Center, 647 Chestnut Street in Lexington.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, Audrey Chapman, a relationship expert from Washington, D.C., will speak at a student town hall meeting in the William T. Young Library auditorium on the topic romantic relationships.

At 10 a.m. Thursday, March 27, Patricia Hill Collins will deliver the Anna J. Cooper Address. Her talk is titled “No Storybook Romance: How Race and Gender Matter.” Collins is a visiting professor from the University of Cincinnati and holds the Bryan Chair for Women’s Studies and African American Studies.

At noon Thursday, Yolanda Pierce, a UK assistant professor of English, will give the Mary McLeod Bethune Lecture. Her topic is “Recovering What Was Lost: Slavery and the Language of Love.” The luncheon and lecture will be in the Hilary J. Boone Center on Rose Street.

A panel discussion is set for 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27, in the Young Library auditorium focusing on various issues related to romantic relationships across generations. Mrs. Ann Grundy will serve as moderator.

Audrey Chapman will give the Doris Wilkinson Distinguished Lecture at 5 p.m. Thursday in the Young Library auditorium. The title of her lecture is “The Future of Love for Black Women in the New Millennium.”

All the events, except the luncheon, are free and open to the public. To buy luncheon tickets, call the African American Studies and Research Program, (859) 257-3593.


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