Amplify! Black Women of the Movement

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
The African American Museum in Philadelphia 701 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

In its fourth year, this FREE symposium will be featuring an exciting lineup of speakers-all focusing on the full range of contributions made by Black women in the U.S., and beyond. Amplify! celebrates the impact of Black women who have helped to reshape the American framework, but whose contributions are often overlooked and ignored.


Keynote Speaker:
Shantrelle Lewis, a 2014 United Nations Programme for People of African Descent Fellow and 2012-13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. She is a U.S. based curator and researcher who travels internationally researching Diasporic aesthetics, spirituality and the survival and nuances of Transnational African Diasporan communities.

AMPLIFY! Symposium Presenters

Kelli Morgan, Winston and Carolyn Lowe Curatorial Fellow at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts: A New Direction: Black Feminist Visuality in African American Women’s Art
Mikhaile Solomon, Founder and Director of Prizm Arts Fair: New Models for Inclusion in the Global Arts Market
Sharbreon Plummer, Programs Associate for Community Engagement at the Joan Mitchell Foundation: Fighting Fiber with Fiber: Black Female Tactility
Kirtrina Baxter, Community Organizer for the Garden Justice Legal Initiative–a program of the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia: Land Justice: Re-imagining Land and Food
Essence Williams, Perinatal Registered Nurse—Stork Watch Program: Epic Health Services: Paying Homage to the Black Midwives, Nurses and Healers of the African Diaspora: Afro-Caribbean Birth and Postpartum Rituals and Remedies
Pascale Boucicaut, Dishes of the Diaspora Project Creator: We Carried It On: Preserving History through Cuisines
Stephanie Dinkins, Artist in Residence, NEW INC, an art, design, technology incubator program of the New Museum: Conversations with Bina48
Amanda Northcross, Assistant Professor at George Washington University in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health: Moving in their Spirit: Black Women of the Environmental Justice Movement
Courtney Woods, Lecturer at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering: Moving in their Spirit: Black Women of the Environmental Justice Movement
Adrienne Whaley, Manager of School Programs and Partnerships at the Museum of the American Revolution: Elizabeth Freeman: The Multiple Legacies of a Woman Who Sued for Her Freedom…and Won
LaTierra Piphus, Founder and Organizer of the Womanist Working Collective: Accessing Black Liberation via WOMANISM
Kirsten Magwood, Independent Film Producer: A$$ETS: Exploring the Bottom Line
Burnett Scarboro, Family Engagement Regional Representative and African Heritage Outreach Leader, Family and School Partnerships at Fairfax County Public Schools: Disparity of Race and Gender in the STEM/STEAM Career Fields
Riche J Daniel Barnes, Assistant Dean of Social Sciences and Associate Professor Sociocultural Anthropology at Endicott College: The Continuous Fight for Public Education
Jocelyn Imani, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Fellow at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture: That Gypsy Woman’s Got Soul: Black Women Activists at Howard University in the Black Power Era
Norma Porter, Founder and Editor of Black Dance Magazine: Three Generations of Black women Challenging Cultural, Gender and Aesthetic Norms in Dance
Elaina Smith, Independent Writer and Musician Invested in the Promotion of Healing: Alice’s God/Throne: Honoring the Musical+Spiritual Legacy of Alice Coltrane
Dowoti Desir, High priest (Manbo Asogwe of Haïtian Vodou) and Founder of the AfroAtlantic Theologies & Treaties Institute: Goud kase goud: Conjuring Memory in Spaces of the AfroAtlantic 

Event Type: 
Community Events
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Civil Rights