11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Women in Leadership Empowerment Series (virtual)

The Women in the Nineteenth Century Colored Conventions Movement: Making Change by Becoming the Change

Join us for the next installment of our Women in Leadership Empowerment Series. This virtual program will be co-hosted by the African American Irish Diaspora Network and will feature a fascinating presentation by Ms. Denise Burger followed by a fire-side chat with Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey.

In the nineteenth century, a Black intellectual activist movement which spanned seven generations and shaped our nation began in 1830 seemingly authored, organized and run by men. Careful examination of the archives of this movement reveal not just a chorus of Black women but women whose work and labors not just built the organization but did so both in the foreground and the background in ways that defy modern conceptions of power. In this talk I will introduce and explain the Colored Conventions Movement with a focus on the women of the CCM, their work, their labors and contributions in an effort to show how these women’s lives speak from the past into our current moment revealing not powerlessness, but strength, perseverance impact.

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Ms. Denise G. Burgher
PhD Candidate in English, AAPHI and CCP Fellow
University of Delaware
Chair, Historic Church and Outreach Committee,
and Co-Chair, Curriculum Committee
The Colored Conventions Project

Dr. Miriam Nyhan Grey
Global Coordinator for Irish Studies
Glucksman Ireland House, New York University

Presented virtually



Contact Alanna Barry at abarry@iabcn.org or call/text 215.772.3101
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