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This event is part of our Black Feminisms Speaker Series and features visual artist and scholar Dr. Anya Wallace. The conversation will be followed by a Q & A with the audience and will be recorded.

Free and open to the public by advance registration on Zoom.

In Christianity, the Visitation is the visit of the Blessed Virgin Mary, to St. Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, as recorded in the Gospel of Luke, Luke 1:39–56. This occasion celebrates our human will of charity, and the love of neighbor. “The Visitation: Carceral Girlhoods in Black Body Economy” engages Black Girlhood as an archetype of bodily human experience. Explored amidst carceral system spaces like a Miami, FL youth detention site, this talk will investigate an Afro pessimist axis by which the carceral operates, and how such an economy of Black bodies sustains the value of a carceral system, perform, and love, amidst the Black maiden and maternal bodies who uphold it.

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Meeting ID: 98781225724

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