12:00pm, Lucas Hall, Forbes Family Conference Room
A conversation among SCU students, faculty, and staff, to address the legal and ethical implications of age verification laws.
12:00pm, Music Recital Hall
St. Louis based jazz guitarist and composer, Dan Rubright, performs his own works which span jazz, world and experimental forms. Guest performers will include SCU music faculty members.
4:00pm, Nobili Dining Room
Dr. Ayana Omilade Flewellen Assistant Professor of Anthropology Stanford University Amid the racialized servitude, sexual exploitation, and economic disenfranchisement, that marked the post-emancipation era in the United States, African American women were styling their hair with combs, lacing glass beads around their necks, dyeing coarse-cotton fabric with indigo-berry and sweetgum bark, and fastening garments to adorn their bodies and dress their social lives. We know so little about the everyday lives — tastes, preferences, decisions — of the African American women who lived through the post-emancipation era in the United States. Yet, the material remains of their everyday sartorial practices contain rich evidence of who these women were, who they wanted to be, and how they wanted to be seen. Using both archival and archaeological data, this lecture explores what can be learned by studying the dress and adornment practices of Black women as practices of navigating the precarity of Black life post-enslavement.