May 4, 2015

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Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall To Speak
At HCC Mon, May 4.

5 p.m., Events Center, Beacon Hall

Free, Open to Public

BRIDGEPORT – Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall, a leading African American feminist scholar, will discuss Women in Power: Past, Present and Future, at Housatonic Community College Monday, May 4.

A professor of women’s studies at Atlanta’s Spelman College, Guy-Sheftall is the founding director of the Women’s Research and Resource Center at the college. She pioneered the Black Feminist Movement of the 1960s.

Guy-Sheftall has published a number of texts in the field of African-American and women’s studies that are regarded as seminal works by other scholars. These include the first anthology of Black women’s literature, Sturdy Black Bridges: Visions of Black Women in Literature, which she co-edited; her dissertation, Daughters of Sorrow: Attitudes Toward Black Women, 1880-1920; Words of Fire: An Anthology of African American Feminist Thought, which she edited; and another anthology she co-edited titled Traps: African American Men on Gender and Sexuality.

The talk, sponsored by the HCC Women’s Center, begins at 5 p.m. in the Beacon Hall Events Center.

HCC is located at 900 Lafayette Blvd. in downtown Bridgeport, less than 150 yards of I-95 (Exit 27) and Rte. 8 (Exit 1), a block from the Harbor Yard sports complex. Free parking is available in the Housatonic garage.

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