NSU Center for Women’s Studies to host virtual discussion on Black women’s role in effecting change

(Tahlequah, Oklahoma) — The Center for Women’s Studies at Northeastern State University invites individuals to join them virtually for a discussion about Black women’s power to effect change as it commemorates Black History Month.

On Feb. 10 at 6 p.m., the center will host Dr. Melanye Price, an endowed professor of political science at Prairie View A&M University and inaugural director of The Ruth J. Simmons Center for Race and Justice, as part of its “When Black Women Stand Up: The Power of Black Women in Effecting Change” event.

Dr. Suzanne Farmer, director of the Center for Women’s Studies, said Price will discuss the incredible achievements and power of Black women in effecting political and social change. Farmer said throughout our nation’s history Black women have contributed to the progression of political society, whether it’s the abolition of slavery, women gaining the right to vote, the civil rights movement or the current fight against voter suppression.

She said Price will speak on these topics followed by a Q&A. The event will be livestreamed on NSU’s Center for Women’s Studies Facebook page.

“Price is an internationally recognized expert of African American politics,” Farmer said. “We are looking forward to Price's discussion of the real political power of Black women when they take a stand and organize.”

For more information contact Farmer at farmer07@nsuok.edu.