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Faculty Inaugural Symposium

Faculty Inaugural Symposium Schedule  

Equality - Black Women Mapping the City

Friday, April 8, 2016, 8:30  a.m. - 5 p.m.
Spelman College, The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center
350 Spelman Lane, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

Morning Discussion: ATLANTA

8:30 - 8:50 a.m.

Welcome and Occasion

Mary Schmidt Campbell Ph.D.
Tenth President of Spelman College

8:50 - 9 a.m.

Symposium Theme and Purpose

Mona Taylor Phillips, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Faculty Steering Committee
Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia

9 - 9:30 a.m.

Morning Symposium Opening

Jacqueline Royster, Ph.D.
Dean, Ivan Alan College of Liberal Arts
Georgia Tech University
Westside Communities Alliance
Atlanta, Georgia

9:30 - 10:45 a.m.

Equality: Women Mapping the City – Atlanta

Shirley Franklin
Barbara Jordan Visiting Professor of Ethics and Political Values
Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
University of Texas
Austin, Texas

Sheri Davis-Faulkner, Ph.D.
Director for Community Engagement
Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Atlanta, Georgia

Na’Taki Osborne Jelks, Ph.D.
Manager, Education and Advocacy Program
National Wildlife Federation
Reston, Virginia

10:45 - 11 a.m.


11 - 11:30 a.m.

Film, "Fertile Oasis"

Producers: Olivia LaFlamme, Britny Horton, Jemoi Higgins

Digital Moving Image Salon (DMIS)

Ayoka Chenzira, Ph.D.

Division Chair for Arts and Humanities, 
Founder and Director of Digital Moving Image Salon, Professor
Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Q&A and Community Response

12:15 - 12:30 p.m.

Gloria Wade-Gayles, Ph.D. 
Founding Director, Spelman Independent Scholars (SIS)
Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia

12:30 - 1:15 p.m.

Lunch (on your own) and Mapping Your City

Aku Kadogo
Visiting Scholar-Detroitist
Department of Drama and Dance
Spelman College
Atlanta, Georgia

Afternoon Discussion:  DETROIT AND NEW ORLEANS

1:30 - 3 p.m.

Equality: Women Mapping the City - Detroit 

Monica White, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Community and Environmental Sociology 
University of Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin

Monica Lewis-Patrick
Community Activist
Founding Director of We the People of Detroit

3 - 3:15 p.m.


3:15 - 4:30 p.m.

Equality: Women Mapping the City – New Orleans

Deon Haywood
Executive Director
Women With a Vision Inc.

Mora Beauchamp-Byrd, Ph.D.
Visiting Professor, Department of Art and Art History
Curatorial Studies
Spelman College

Alix Chapman
Visiting Professor, Comparative Women’s Studies Department
Black Queer Studies
Spelman College

Anne Collins Smith
Curator of Collections
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art

4:30 - 5 p.m.

Making Plans/Moving Forward/Connecting/ReGathering