Penn Humanities Forum and Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women present the second of Two Lectures on Black Women's Sexuality
Following on her first lecture, "What's So Dangerous about Black Women's Sexuality," Professor Roberts shifts from historical critique to fresh ideas for change in her second lecture, "Liberating Sexuality: Starting with Black Women." The struggle to liberate women’s sexuality, she argues, must begin with Black women. She considers some of the recent and ongoing sexual liberation strategies and proposes a new direction for the future.
Prof. Roberts's February 24th talk is the 2016 R. Jean Brownlee Endowed Lectureship in Sexuality Studies of the Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality, and Women.
The Brownlee Lectureship in Women's Studies began in Fall 2005 and the Brownlee Lectureship in Sexuality Studies began in Spring 2007, both hosted by Penn's Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality & Women. R. Jean Brownlee served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts for Women from 1960 to 1974. She was the first woman to be appointed Dean of that College and the third woman to be named an academic dean. Rebecca Jean Brownlee earned 3 Penn degrees (BS. Education, 1934, M.A. Political Science, 1936; Ph.D. Political Science, 1940), devoted more than 40 years of her career to Penn, and in 1986 received the University's Honorary Doctor of Laws in recognition of her extraordinary achievements.