Event Title

Gendered Resistance: Empowering Students through the Legacy of Margaret Garner (Inspiration for Toni Morrison’s novel, Beloved)

Location

Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)

Start Date

2-10-2014 11:00 AM

End Date

2-10-2014 12:15 PM

Description

Dr. Delores Walters, Associate Director, Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center, and Instructor, Nursing. In 1856, Margaret Garner, her husband, and their four children sought to escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. Quickly recaptured, she resisted having her children returned into the throes of slavery, fatally slitting the throat of her two‐year‐old and stabbing the other children. In Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner (2014), Dr. Walters and her co‐author reclaim Garner’s controversial story as a conscious act of resistance and heroism. The narrative has also inspired Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved (1998) and the opera Margaret Garner. This workshop creates a space that equips men and women in the fight to end human trafficking, intimate partner violence, and other forms of gendered dominance.

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Oct 2nd, 11:00 AM Oct 2nd, 12:15 PM

Gendered Resistance: Empowering Students through the Legacy of Margaret Garner (Inspiration for Toni Morrison’s novel, Beloved)

Multicultural Center, Hardge Forum (Rm. 101)

Dr. Delores Walters, Associate Director, Southern Rhode Island Area Health Education Center, and Instructor, Nursing. In 1856, Margaret Garner, her husband, and their four children sought to escape slavery through the Underground Railroad. Quickly recaptured, she resisted having her children returned into the throes of slavery, fatally slitting the throat of her two‐year‐old and stabbing the other children. In Gendered Resistance: Women, Slavery, and the Legacy of Margaret Garner (2014), Dr. Walters and her co‐author reclaim Garner’s controversial story as a conscious act of resistance and heroism. The narrative has also inspired Toni Morrison’s novel Beloved (1998) and the opera Margaret Garner. This workshop creates a space that equips men and women in the fight to end human trafficking, intimate partner violence, and other forms of gendered dominance.