Published October 6, 2020

This webinar, recorded October 6, 2020, features an inter-generational conversation of resilience and hope between Dr. Shennette Garrett-Scott and Ka’myia Gunn.

In a dialogue moderated by Ravynn K. Stringfield, they discuss Black women’s economic development, community building, and political engagement as ways to think through the urgency of now, what unites us and the agency we have. 

Shennette Garrett-Scott is a historian of gender, race, and capitalism and a professor at the University of Mississippi. Ka’myia Gunn is a recent William & Mary graduate who served in a state-wide position for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and serves as the legislative aide for Delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy. Ravynn K. Stringfield is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies and Africana Studies graduate affiliate at William & Mary. 

This is the fourth event in a short series of virtual conversations titled “To Dwell in Possibility: Virginia Women Remaking the World.” Thanks to the financial support of educator Dr. Melanie J. Biermann, the series will honor the legacy of Rosel Schewel, a political and civil rights activist from Lynchburg who was the longest-serving member of the board of Virginia Humanities.

Vanessa Adkins, right, is apprenticing under her cousin Jessica Canaday Stewart learning the finer points of traditional Chickahominy dancing. Photos taken at the Fall Festival and Pow Wow in Charles City on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012.

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