Couch, Coffee & Convos: Black Women Taking Up Space

February 19, 2020
Couch, Coffee & Convos: Black Women Taking Up Space

6:00-8:00 PM
Alumni Lounge, Alumni Building (13 Bailey Drive)


The University Women's Centre presents Couch, Coffee & Convos: Black Women Taking Up Space, Wednesday, February 19 from 6:00-8:00 PM in the Alumni Building on UNB Campus. 

The event will take the form of an ‘informal’ panel discussion consisting of an all-black female panel. The event is focused on acknowledging and shedding light on the unique experiences that black women encounter and face in today’s society, as a result of the intersectional nature of their identities. The event is aimed at providing a safe space for Black women to have open dialogue about issues affecting the black female community, both on campus and within the community of Fredericton.

The discussion will primarily focus on the 'spaces' or 'positions' that various Black women have within the community (both on and off-campus) and the extent to which these positions of power may be used as a means of empowering other Black women to venture into areas that tend to be occupied by white men and/or white women. The discussion will also touch on the importance of intergenerational dialogue between Black women and girls, in forming effective social relationships, networks, and community ties in order to have more Black women 'taking up space' in various industries and arenas and making an impact on campus and in our communities.