Archive for the 'identity' Category

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Episode 2 of the Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series

“The Color of Love” will focus on the psychological, emotional, physical, and social effects of colorism on the well-being and growth of Black Brazilian girls and women. Topics include racial hierarchies in families, racial features, hair, light skin, dark skin, children, love, education, jobs, how skin color and other phenotypes affect the self-esteem, self-love, self-identity, self-pride and self-respect of girls and women, visibiity, voices, differential treatment, and cultural practices, among other topics.

Visibility’s guest is renowned researcher Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman (whose best-selling book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families was awarded the American Sociological Association Section on Emotions Book Award and the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interactionism Charles Horton Cooley Book Award

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Unity Among Us, For Us and By Us, the final episode of the mini-series “We Are Our Sisters’ Keepers: Black Girls and Women Empowering Each Other in the Millennium.”

Topics include a summary of We Are Our Sisters' Keepers, unity moving forward advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering each other, power in numbers, support systems, resources, and collaborations, etc. 

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Program:  Visibility

Dr. Culbreth and guests, Dr. Sheretta T. Butler-Barnes, Dr. Jeanette Walley-Jean and Dr. Christina Grange discuss "Black is Beautiful: Defining Yourself for Yourself Authentically and Unapologetically."  Episode 3 of "We Are Our Sisters' Keepers" Black History Month mini series on Visibility.

Episode Description

Black is Beautiful focuses on Black women being their authentic selves unapologetically. The manner in which we choose to express our Blackness individually is a personal choice and one that should not be open to ridicule, criticism, shaming or gossip. Topics will include one size does not fit all, the authentic you, leave my hair alone, identity, career choices, lifestyles, hobbies, social circles, black pride, interests, interracial dating, etc. Additional topics include learning to authentically define yourself for yourself in your pursuit of happiness and embracing the uniqueness and diversity of Black women.  The discussion will also focus on black girls.

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Join Dr. Culbreth for "When You Need Somebody to Lean On." 

Description: Life happens to all of us and along with life comes the curve balls that can shake the inner fabric of your being to such a degree, that you find yourself needing somebody to lean on. Know that it is okay to lean on somebody when you need help.

Topics: 

  • Inspiration                                                      
  • Superiority vs. inferiority
  • Adversity and setbacks
  • Racism                                                           
  • Respect
  • Leaning                                                          
  • A helping hand                                                      
  • Dignity

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A plethora of factors impact the development of black girls including racism, colorism, education, negative stereotypes, identity issues, socioeconomic issues, opportunities, disparate treatment, invisibility and diversity and inclusion, recognition, and their voices among other factors.

Join Dr. Culbreth, Dr. Denise Davis-Maye and Ms. kYmberly Keeton for an eye-opening and thought-provoking discussion on the factors impacting the development of Black Girls and strategies to help them reach higher ground.

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Segment One

Meet two extraordinary women in business, Ms. Myra Rowan and Ms. Kristen Johnson, owners of Fly High With Me.

  • Learn how to be successful and make extra income and/or design your dream vacation package.

Segment Two

Define Yourself for Yourself and Keep Rising to the Top.  Join Dr. Culbreth for an intriguing segment on defining who you are.

Topics:

  • Define Yourself For Yourself
  • The Abyss of OPD and Public Shaming
    Your Identity
    Validate Yourself
    My Shoes
    Let Them Talk
    Be Bigger, Better and Bolder
    Living Your Dream
    Empower Yourself
    Nothing Can or Will Stop You
    Severing Ties and Moving On
    Keep Rising To The Top

Segment Three

Where Do We Go From Here?

  • The Status of Black America
  • Race relations
  • Moving forward
  • The Unity Train

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Dr. Culbreth and Dr. Jung-Kim discuss the complexities of race, color and identity. 

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