Black Girls Rise at University of Alabama

November 11, 2014

UA Feminist Caucus hosted an event in collaboration with the National Council of Negro Women called “Black Girls Rise.” This panel-based event engaged students, faculty, and community members to have a discussion about the experiences of Black women in predominantly white institutions. Discussion followed about beauty standards, colorism, natural hair, and how Black women are sexually perceived by the culture. Upon entering the event, students would fill out a paper that said “I Rise Because _______,” as a demonstration that they are more than stereotypes.