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    UCONN National Council of Negro Women Grants, Honors, Residences

    Grants, Honors, Residences

    Date & Time
    April 22, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
    University of Connecticut
    Dodd Research Center
    Storrs, CT 06269 United States
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    This event is centered upon awarding the wonderful achievements of black women at UConn. Undergraduates, graduate students, as well as faculty and staff who have displayed excellence to dedication to leadership, campus involvement, research, community service and a plethora of other areas will be awarded. The event will also feature dance performances and spoken word from students on campus. Shydeia Caldwell of Black Girl Magik will be the keynote speaker, centering discourse around the power of Black women defining themselves for ourselves.

    Reclaiming Pleasure

    "Reclaiming Pleasure" is the assertion of sexual power, alongside a period of recovery. It is a Black woman finding strength in her sensuality and grounding autonomy in the realms of pleasure and desire. It is the rejection of standards set on our ancestors and the distinction between agency and objectification.

    Our Stories (2)

    Conversations (1)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Alfafa Brown

    vol. i — Trunode

    Resident DJ: ON MOMMAS

    vol. ii — In Practice of Being

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home

    Returning Home

    “Returning Home” is an exploration back to lands, rituals and traditions that we have always known. It is voyaging and feeling at home as soon as you step foot on the ground. It is hearing music and your soul perceiving the frequencies. It is seeing a familiar face and knowing that somehow you have met before. “Returning Home” is a return to self.

    Our Stories (3)

    Conversations (1)

    Events (7)

    Vibes (3)

    Resident DJ: Poetic

    vol. i — Coming Home

    Resident DJ: Diva

    vol. ii — Congo Calypso

    All Themes

    Reclaiming Pleasure
    Returning Home