New Anthology: “Our Voices Our Stories”


Press Release

NEW ANTHOLOGY ADVANCES, CELEBRATES, EMBRACES AND EMPOWERS GIRLS AND WOMEN OF COLOR.

 

NEW JERSEY. September 1, 2019.  The National Girls and Women of Color Council, Inc. (NGWCC),  a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization in Jersey City announced the publication of their first anthology, “Our Voices Ours Stories: An Anthology of Writings Advancing, Celebrating, Embracing and Empowering Girls and Women of Color.” The edited anthology contains biographies, essays, poems, short stories and other writings authored by girls, teens, women and men of color. The editorial team included Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth, editor, and Dr. Lata Murti and Ms. Lisa Maria Culbreth, assistant editors.

The diverse national and international voices represented in the anthology focus on the psychological, emotional, physical and social issues, traumas and challenges experienced by girls, teens and women of color. The writings will encourage society to understand what it means to be a girl, teen and woman of color living in a society that does not always listen to hear their voices or their stories.

According to Dr. Culbreth, “we are trailblazing a path as torchbearers to change the narrative about the value and importance of the voices and stories of girls, teens and women of color by advancing, celebrating, embracing and empowering them. We are celebrating their lives, their dreams, their aspirations, their voices, their stories, and their will to keep rising to the top despite enduring unique challenges. When we celebrate girls, teens and women of color, we are embracing them and that embrace empowers them to advance and reach for the stars.”

In celebration of the publication of the anthology, NGWCC hosted the “Our Voices Our Stories” talk radio mini-series on Visibility, the official talk radio program of NGWCC. The mini-series consisted of five episodes focusing on the theme of the anthology and guests included authors who contributed to the anthology. The archive of the mini-series is available on NGWCC’s website.

“Our Voices Our Stories” is a fundraiser of NGWCC and is available for purchase on the website of NGWCC

 

 

Advertisements

The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families


Visibility 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism

Mini Series

 

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

 Link to Listen Live:   The Color of Love: Colorism in Black Brazilian Families

Listener Line:  323-642-1562

(Listeners may call to ask questions, comment or share)

 

Episode Description

 “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, visibility, voices, Afro-Aesthetics Movement, 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.

 

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman

Biography

Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is a Tampa native and Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of South Florida. She received her B.A. from Cornell University and her M.A. & Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. Dr. Hordge-Freeman published her first book, The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families (The University of Texas Press) in 2015.  This book 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.  In 2015, she presented a TEDxUSF talk on The Color of Love and her book is slated for publication into Portuguese in April 2018. She has published journal articles in the Journal of Marriage and Family, Qualitative Research, and Ethnic & Racial Studies, several book chapters, and published a co-edited volume with Gladys Mitchell-Walthour entitled, Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the US and Brazil (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016). Hordge-Freeman has been awarded several grants and fellowships to support her research, including a Ford Dissertation Fellowship, American Sociological Association Minority Fellowship, and Ruth Landes Memorial Research Grant. In 2016, Hordge-Freeman received a Fulbright fellowship to complete data collection for a manuscript entitled, Second-Class Daughters: Informal Adoptions as Modern Slavery in Brazil, which is based on over seven years of ethnographic data and interviews.

 

The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series


Join Visibility for “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini Series.”

 

March 26, 2018 – April 26, 2018

8:00 PM EST.

Listen Live: Complexity Talk Radio

Listener Line: 323-642-1562

Call to ask questions, comment of share

About the Mini-Series

Visibility is producing a mini-series titled “The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism airing live beginning on March 26, 2018 and ending on April 26, 2018. The six-episode mini-series will focus on girls and women of color as victims of colorism and will explore the psychological, emotional, physical and social traumas of colorism with an emphasis on how colorism affects the self-love, self-esteem, self-identity, self-respect and self-pride of girls and women of color as victims of intraracial and interracial colorism.

Topics will include the complexities of colorism, relationships, film, music, media, the workplace, superiority, inferiority, colorism complex, skin color complexes, education, colorism in Brazil, the effects of colorism on children, girls and women of color, colorism and families, status, understanding the detrimental effects of colorism, learning to embrace differences, myths, healthcare, among other relevant discussion topics.

Episodes

  • Monday, March 26, 2018, Introduction to The Dynamics and Complexities of Colorism Mini-Series, Dr. Donnamaria Culbreth
  • Wednesday, March 28, 2018: The Color of Love: Colorism in Brazil. Guest, Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Colorism in Film, Music and Media, Guest: Dr. Yaba Blay
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Colorism in the Workplace, Guest:  Dr. Niambi Powell
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2018 Colorism in Relationships, various guests
  • Thursday, April 26, 2018: Girls, Women of Color and Colorism. Guests Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman and other guests.

Episodes will air live via: Complexity Talk Radio, Inc.

Links for each episode will be shared via Twitter: @Visibility_live, @NGWCC  #colorism #visibility