Tuesday, April 15

I am NOT that Hungry: Creative Resistance, Black Queers, and Family


Dr. Nikki Young

Assistant Professor of Women’s & Gender Studies  and Religion

Bucknell University

Capitalism, as an economic system, creates and maintains capitalist family values which operate through private/nuclear ownership and dominion, (singular) male leadership, inherent inequality within relationships, and the moral subjugation of dependents. This value system, in concert with the oppressive social constructions of race, gender, and sexuality, works to deprive black queers of a recognizable moral subjectivity. Through creative resistance, many black queers disrupt the disciplinary power within the capitalist family and imagine new relational possibilities.

Co-sponsored by the Gensler Family Fund, the Program in Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies, the American Studies Spiegel Family Fund, the Center for the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Department of Religion

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