Open Classroom | “Misogynoir”: American Contempt Towards Black Women and How to Change It

February 25, 2021
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In this discussion speakers will draw specific insights from their field to discuss Black women’s experiences in the United States. Leveraging contemporary and historical examples, they will offer frameworks for understanding structural bias, harassment, and violence against Black women and contemplate opportunities to disrupt it.


Adrienne Davis, JD
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity & William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law,
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2)

Hedy Lee, PhD
Professor, Department of Sociology, WUSTL
Co-Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Equity (CRE2)

Matifadza Hlatshwayo, MD
Associate Program Director, Fellowship Program, Division of Infectious Diseases, Washington University School of Medicine
Faculty Leadership, Office of Inclusion and Diversity

Kenly Brown, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of African and African American Studies, WUSTL
CRE2 Postdoctoral Affiliate

The Brown School is co-sponsoring this program with CRE2 .

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