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Event: Melissa Harris-Perry on “Which Women?: Race, Class, Sexuality & the Continuing War on Women”

Melissa Harris-Perry

“Which Women?:

Race, Class, Sexuality and the Continuing War on Women”

Judith R. Berkowitz Lecture in Women’s Studies for 2013

When: Thursday, February 28, 2013 – 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Where: Harrison Auditorium, Penn Museum. Access via 33rd Street Museum entrance just south of Spruce Street.


The Alice Paul Center, the Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Program and the Penn Consortium for Undergraduate Women are pleased to present:

Melissa Harris-Perry “Which Women? Race, Class, Sexuality and the Continuing War on Women”


Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry.” The show airs on Saturdays and Sundays from 10AM to noon ET. Harris-Perry is also professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University.

Harris-Perry is author of the well received book, Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America (Yale, 2011), which argues that persistent harmful stereotypes profoundly shape black women’s politics, contribute to policies that treat them unfairly, and make it difficult for black women to assert their rights in the political arena.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is not guaranteed. Doors will open at 5pm. The lecture and q&a will begin at 5:30pm and end just before 7:00pm. Melissa Harris-Perry will be signing books from 7-8pm. The Penn Book Center will have Harris-Perry’s books available for purchase at the event.

This event is generously co-sponsored by the Annenberg School for Communication, the Center for Africana Studies, the Political Science Department, the Trustees Council of Penn Women, the Penn Women’s Center, and the Greenfield Intercultural Center.


Event: Why Black Media? panel discussion

Why Black Media? A Panel Discussion

When: Wednesday January 30, 5pm

Where: First Floor Atrium of Annenberg Hall, on 13th street between Norris and Diamond Streets. Temple University

Sponsored by: Department of Journalism of the Temple School of Media and Communication

Over 100 years ago Ida B. Wells, one of the first investigative journalists and one of the first black women to edit and own a newspaper, earned the nickname “Princess of the Press.” She said: “The people must know before they can act, and there is no educator to compare with the press.” The Black Press was important at the turn of the 20th century, what is its significance at the turn of the 21st century.

Lori L. Tharps (Moderator) is an assistant professor of journalism at Temple University, an award-winning author, freelance journalist and popular speaker. Tharps was a staff reporter at Vibe magazine and a correspondent for Entertainment Weekly, she has written for Ms., Glamour, Suede, Bitch, Caribbean Life, Grid Philadelphia and Essence magazines and for The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Root.com and Ebony.com. Her work is included in Young Wives Tales: Stories of Love and Partnership, Naked: Black Women Bare All About their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts, Bitchfest: Ten Years of Cultural Criticism from the Pages of Bitch Magazine and Women: Images & Realities. A Multicultural Anthology.

Kierna Mayo is the Editorial Director, Digital for EBONY.com. She is the former Editorial Director of Tyra.com, where she developed a cutting-edge, online women’s magazine for Tyra Banks’ Bankable Enterprises. She is former online editor at Cafemom.com. Kierna has written about culture and lifestyle for over 20 years. Her critically acclaimed writings have appeared in major national magazines including Essence, Marie Claire, Glamour, Seventeen, Vibe and Uptown among others. Kierna’s work has been featured in several books including And It Don’t Stop: The Best American Hip-Hop Journalism of the Last 25 Years.
Irv Randolph is the managing editor of the Philadelphia Tribune, the nation’s oldest continuously published African-American newspaper, a position he has held since December 1994. Under Randolph’s editorial leadership, the Tribune has been named “Best Newspaper” by the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) in seven of the last 14 years. During that time the Tribune has won more than 80 national awards. As managing editor, Randolph oversees the daily operations of the Philadelphia Tribune and its many editorial products, including a weekly educational supplement for Philadelphia public schools, a quarterly lifestyles magazine and Sojourner, a quarterly visitor’s guide to Philadelphia.

Stephanie Renee is a host (Mid-Morning MOJO -10am to noon) and Program Director on 900 AM WURD. “it has been a great joy to bring news, information and all kinds of music to my audience. I happen to be the only woman with a daily show in the station’s lineup, so it’s also fun to bring my effervescent estrogen onto the airwaves! It seems that it is my destiny to be the “pet girl” in most of the endeavors I undertake, but I don’t mind. There is great flexibility and necessity in being the “only” in such situations, of which I take complete advantage.

Vernon Odom has been a reporter with WPVI-TV’s Action News for over a quarter of a century. He was also the host of the station’s weekly Public Affairs program, “Visions,” telecast on Saturday evenings. While working for Channel 6, Odom has covered every major story of our time in the Delaware Valley region, plus all the Presidential campaigns dating back to 1976.

Part of the Ida B. Wells, Lynching & Trayvon Martin project – February 22 to March 3, 2013 produced by Moonstone Arts Center

 for information www.moonstoneartscenter.org/idabwells or 215-735-9600