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Jackson, MS 39217
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Concurrent Session II

10:30-11:45 a.m.                                                          JSU Student Center Room 3210

Panel 5: Poetry

In the Name of Sandra Bland
Cynthia Jones, Tougaloo College

My Name Is Amos
Thaerin X. Generette, Jackson State University

Moderator: C. Liegh McInnis, Jackson State University


10:30-11:45 a.m.                                                          Ayer Hall

Panel 6: Written

An Ordained Atrocity: American Christianity’s Complicity in Racism from the 17th to the 20th Century
Asha McDowell, Jackson State University

Black Lives Matter, The Evolution of a Movement
Frederick J. Penman, Jackson State University

Social Justice for African American Children Seeking Education
Johnny Tillman, Jackson State University

Social Ills and Misconceptions of The Black Church/Today’s Church Verses the Old Church
Dorothy McGee, Jackson State University

Moderator: Patrick Connelly, Mississippi College


10:30-11:45 a.m.                                                          JSU Student Center Room 3241

Panel 7: Written
Maternal Narratives in a Post-Civil War South

Class, Gender, and Race in the South
Gerson Guevara, Jackson State University

Race and Maternal Strife in Literature
Samuel Lewis, Jackson State University

Cycles of Trauma and Survival:A Look at Black Women’s Narrative
Cecil Hill, Jackson State University

Moderator: Anita DeRouen, Millsaps College


10:30-11:45 a.m.                                                          JSU Student Center Room 3250
Panel 8: Written

Women’s Roles within A Doll’s House and A Long Day’s Journey
DaNiecia Washington, Jackson State University

Gender Expectations in Modern Literature
Ariel Taylor, Jackson State University

Patriarchy and Women's Roles in Literature
Patridia Hartzog, Jackson State University

Moderator: Kathi Griffin, Jackson State University


10:30-11:45 a.m.                                                          JSU Student Center Theater

Panel 9: Film

The 30th of May
James Theres, Jackson State University

Moderator: Stephanie Rolph, Millsaps College