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Meridians (2018) 16 (2): 308–325.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Sara C. Flowers Abstract Historically, Black women have contributed to the foundations of medical research, gynecology, sexuality education, and sexual and reproductive justice, and continue to do so today. However, the intersections of race- and gender-based oppression have repeatedly erased or...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 295–320.
Published: 01 October 2020
... linguistic discrimination in an effort to transform the educational landscape and opportunities for historically marginalized communities. Much of the prior published research in this area focuses on accent issues of international students or Asian Americans (Wei, Wang, and Ku 2012 ). More investigation...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 25–48.
Published: 01 September 2018
... extracurriculum to realize her unique ideal of educated Black womanhood, “the New Howard Woman.” In a departure from the hyperscrutiny of nineteenth-century codes of respectability, the New Howard Woman drew from the self-defining qualities of the New Negro and the New Woman, while correcting for their exclusive...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 124–128.
Published: 01 March 2004
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Meridians (2005) 5 (2): 30–56.
Published: 01 March 2005
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... fetishization without fully considering how race, gender, class, and technology are co-constituted. Drawing on critical feminist theory, social justice education, and science and technology studies, this essay offers a critique of neoliberal approaches to technology education for girls of color and provides a...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 62–90.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Khanum Shaikh Abstract The focus of this paper is Al-Huda International, a Pakistan-based Sunni Muslim women's organization working to bring about social reform through women's religious education. Created and led by urban, upper-class Pakistani women, Al-Huda approaches religious interpretation...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 143–162.
Published: 01 March 2007
... advocate and reflect on how power asymmetries based on race, educational status, and class were both reproduced and reshaped during my fieldwork, and how my feminist research agenda and partial insider status were directly tied to the creation and continuation of these power asymmetries. As I illuminate...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 42–65.
Published: 01 March 2010
... a human rights framework. Dubbing itself “the movement for reproductive justice,” this coalition connects reproductive rights to other social justice issues such as economic justice, education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, sexual right, and globalization, and believes that this new...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (2): 142–152.
Published: 01 September 2014
... Violence, Black Women's Blueprint, and the Resource Center for Women's Ministry in the South, twenty-one black feminists converged on the revolutionary site for a three-day retreat, re-enactment, and immersive educational experience. This article contextualizes the gathering in terms of the dream work of...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 1–29.
Published: 01 June 2016
... specific demands of Black women. The concept of feminism was first appropriated on Brazilian soil by educated white middle-class women who, in the process, built a particular history in which poor and Black women found little room to express their needs. Black women have been developing a critique of this...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 118–129.
Published: 01 September 2016
... gathering was to have a major intervention: in the twenty-first century, Black/Afro-descendent women need to conspire. We understand a conspiracy to be an act of love and care; a search for equity and equality; an affirmation of our beauty; a commitment to guaranteeing access to food, education and health...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 40–64.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Gathering Place. It provides an educational opportunity for students to develop critical media literacy skills grounded in a Black feminist approach. Copyright © 2016 Smith College 2016 ...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Abstract Migration is a fundamental constitutive element of Caribbean life, culture, and identity, made so by colonialism, local and regional economic insecurity, and educational opportunities abroad. A plethora of scholars, filmmakers, poets, and novelists have indexed the...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 340–362.
Published: 01 December 2020
... by using a human rights framework. Dubbing itself “the movement for reproductive justice,” this coalition connects reproductive rights to other social justice issues such as economic justice, education, immigrant rights, environmental justice, sexual rights, and globalization, and believes that this...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
...Anne Moraa Abstract The essay explores, through the author’s work in developing educational content for adolescent girls, the importance of listening to girls’ distinct voices and looking beyond the numbers when seeking to create impact. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Kenya activism...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 548–558.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Smith College 2016 liberatory education conscientization #BlackGirlActivism Black feminist theory transdisciplinarity With the increasingly high stakes nature of teaching and the ongoing push to teach within the adopted Common Core, there appears to be very little room for teachers to...
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 40. Letter from Mrs. Elsa Mapp to Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts requesting help in educating local mothers about birth control, February 6, 1945. Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts Records, SSC. Figure 40. Letter from Mrs. Elsa Mapp to Planned Parenthood in Massachusetts More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 15. Letter from Margaret Sanger to Dr. Clarence J. Gamble, a longtime proponent and funder of efforts to make low-cost birth control available to poor women, white and black, in which she spells out her arguments for an educational rather than a medical approach among blacks, December 10 More
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 44. Dorothy Height, circa 1950. In the 1930s Height (1912–2010) worked for the Harlem Branch of the YWCA, a center of intellectual and political life for black women activists. She joined the national YWCA staff in 1944 with responsibility for interracial education and became the first More