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The Young Feminists Club: A Social Justice Club for Youth of All Genders (12-14)
Black Feminist Futures | African American Studies
In this 12 week immersive history and culture course, students will learn about the origins, organizing and implementation of Black feminist politics and how it can be used to create restorative and inclusive futures for all.
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Black women and girls have long been the driving force of nearly every Black freedom movement that has swept the globe. Unfortunately, their voices and stories go underrepresented, further marginalized in a cycle of oppressive silence. These individuals who are often left out of pop culture and academia's feminist memory are the key organizers against misogynoir, capitalism and racism. Their grassroots and community based organizing is at the root of what we now refer to as Black Feminism and...
At the end of the course, young scholars will be able to understand key figures, movements, and events within Black feminisms. They will also be able to describe the cultural impact of Black women intellectuals in the production of Black feminist theory on the US, and to some extent, international Black women. They will employ a working knowledge of Black feminist theory and the intersectionality of race, class, gender and sexual orientation. Additionally, they will be able to xplain and differentiate between the three waves of feminism and the impact of socially constructed stereotypes on Black women.
Students are expected to engage with weekly reading, short answer essays, and creative projects that will be further outlined in the Outschool classroom.
Women, Race, and Class by Angela Davis In Search of Our Mothers Garden by Alice Walker Sula by Toni Morrison How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor Ain't I a Woman: Black Women and Feminism by bell hooks
In addition to the Outschool classroom, this class uses:
Learner progress will be assessed via weekly discussion questions that students will reflect on and answer in preparation for our next meeting. The course will culminate in a final project where students complete a creative project. Options for the creative project include: - drafting a collective statement, similar to that of the Combahee River Collective's in support of a new style of feminism (or a related theory) that addresses themes/concerns important to them. - using Canva to create a film or book cover of a feminist text they imagine. - creating a Black Feminism Travel Itinerary. We will discuss these possibilities and more during the course.
No live meetings, and an estimated 2 - 4 hours per week outside of class.
e will discuss difficult themes including, but not limited to: · Misogynoir · Hyper-sexualization · Adultification · Racism Regardless of age, these topics are often hard to digest and your student will likely need your support to unpack and move through the content in between sessions. Politically and culturally sensitive topics will be discussed each week of class with some topics being heavier than others. We will routinely approach highly sensitive topics including state-sanctioned violence, police brutality, criminality and systemic oppression. The course educator has undergone significant Diversity, Inclusion and Sensitivity trainings to properly support students in understanding and processing this information. Sessions where tough topics will emerge will be preceded by a content warning. Google Drive/Classroom/Suite Apps: Google Drive & Classroom will only be used during our allotted class time to access class readings and Google slide presentations. Quizlet: Students will utilize Quizlet to review important terms and definitions as they curate their final presentations. YouTube: Pre-screened content from YouTube will be included in Google slide presentations presented to the class via screen-share. The 2-4 hours of week outside of class are not to be spent working within Google Classroom/Suites, but to read & engage with the next session's assigned reading by answering questions shared at the end of the previous class session. Canva: Canva will only be used during final projects should students choose the creative film/book cover project option. Students will access this individually and will need a personal account to do so. They should download their image as a JPG or PDF file before the final class session. Wikipedia & The Schomburg Syllabus can be utilized for further research done individually.
NMAAHC | The Revolutionary Practice of Black Feminisms Black Feminist Thought by Patricia Hill Collins Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower by Brittany Cooper Love, Loss and Loyalty: A Black Feminist Reading of Black Girlhood By Kenly Brown The History of Black Girls and the Field of Black Girlhood Studies: At the Forefront of Academic Scholarship by Crystal Lynn Webster Black Girl Genius: Theorizing Girlhood, Identity and Knowledge Production by Sierra Austin Digital Black Feminism by Catherine Knight Steele
History, Culture and Sociology Educator with an emphasis on Black Girlhood Studies and African American History
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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Morgan Jael is a graduate of Washington University in St Louis where she earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in African/African American Studies and participated in the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Research Fellowship where she surveyed the cultural...