Living Archives: #BlackWomensLivesMatter


The 2015-2016 Living Archives Series began with a relevant discussion on the #BlackLivesMatter Movement through a gendered lens specifically looking at Black women’s lives and experiences from different angles.

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Living Archives attendees engaged with the panel discussion.
Living Archives attendees engaged with the panel discussion.

The panel discussion included Shekira Dennis, Co-Founder of the Houston Justice Coalition, Amanda Edwards, Attorney at Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, Jalyn Gordon, President of the Black Student Union at the University of Houston, Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn, Assistant Professor of WGSS and CCS at the University of Houston, Tiffany Ross, Social Worker at Mental Health of America Houston, Dr. Cristal C. Truscott, Assistant Professor and Theater Program Director at Prairie A&M University, and moderated by Syan Rhodes, Anchor and Reporter at KPRC. For more detailed biographies on the panelists, click here.

#BlackWomensLivesMatter Panelists.
#BlackWomensLivesMatter Panelists.

For the first time, the Living Archive had a live stream of the panel. Check the full length video below if you missed the panel or would like to listen to the conversations again.

Our next discussion in the Living Archive Series will be “The Body Politic: When Women Make Policy,” a collaboration with Symposium on Women Remaking American Culture, on October 14, 2015 from 11:30AM to 1PM at the Rockwell Pavillion in the University of Houston’s M.D. Anderson Library. To RSVP or for more information contact Sandra Enríquez and Allison Robinson at or at (713) 743-3214.

To see a list of upcoming WGSS and FWS events click here.

The Barbara Karkabi Living Archives Series features interviews with women from the Houston area, which are videotaped and collected in the Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive at the UH library, Special Collections.


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