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On Monday, July 27th, 2020 at 5:30 pm Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum hosted a live video question and answer session with Dr. Lisa Corrigan following up on our previous discussions on allyship during the Black Lives Matter movement. In this conversation, we covered topics such as the history of white femininity, how white femininity is shaped by and shapes patriarchy, and how white femininity can consciously and unconsciously harm others.
This conversation was held in what we at Arkansas Arts & Fashion Forum have begun to call a Brave Space during our previous Conversations for Change co-hosted with Elxr Yoga Lounge. A Brave Space is a space that encourages dialogue where you may feel uncomfortable because you will be held accountable for past experiences and new understandings- we believe this discomfort is what leads to individual growth that will change the community for the better.
Dr. Lisa M. Corrigan is a Professor of Communication, Director of the Gender Studies Program, and Affiliate Faculty in both African & African American Studies and Latin American Studies in the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas. She is a feminist rhetorical scholar who researches and teaches in the areas of social movement studies, the Black Power and civil rights movement, prison studies, feminist studies, the Cold War, and the history of public address.
Dr. Corrigan’s latest book, “Black Feelings: Race and Affect in the Long Sixties (Race, Rhetoric, and Media Series)” is available at local bookstores and online