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Caribbean feminist will lecture at Vassar, February 28

Caribbean feminist Carole Boyce Davies will give a lecture titled "Deportable Subjects: Feminism, Activism and the State: Claudia Jones-Left of Karl Marx," at 6 p.m., on Thursday, February 28 in the Villard Room, Main Building, at Vassar College.
The lecture, sponsored by the Women's Studies Program and the Office of the Dean of the Faculty, is free and open to the public.
Davies is the Herskovits Professor of African Diaspora studies and a professor of African American studies and comparative literary studies at Northwestern University in Illinois. She is also a research professor of Africana studies and comparative literature at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Her published works include "Out of the Kumbla: Caribbean Women and Literature' (Africa World Press) and "Black Women, Writing, and Identity: Migrations of the Subject" (Routledge).
Jones was a Caribbean feminist activist in the 1940s, 50s, and 60s. Born in Trinidad, she lived in New York City for more than 30 years until the U.S. government deported her in 1955. In the U.S., she was the editor for Negro affairs for the Communist Party's paper, the Daily Worker, and she founded the West Indian Gazette in England. She also began the Notting Hill Carnival in 1959 as a showcase for Caribbean talent and as a demonstration of her belief that "People's art is the genesis of their freedom."
For additional information, call the Women's Studies Program at (845) 437-7410. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings at (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request appropriate and reasonable accommodations.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

Posted by Office of Communications Thursday, February 28, 2002