A dialogue with Ashleigh Shackelford
Race, gender, sexuality, body type/ size, ability, age, class, and religion affect our navigation, our experiences, and our political power. It’s imperative that we learn how to build knowledge of how our differences unite and empower us. Ashleigh Shackelford will address these themes and more, Monday, June 6, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Barn at Pendle Hill, 338 Plush Mill Road in Wallingford. Ashleigh’s talk is part of the First Monday series at Pendle Hill. These lectures are free and open to the public, though online registration is requested. If you are unable to attend in person, registration for livestreaming is available online, at www.pendlehill.org.
Ashleigh Shackelford “is the creator of Free Figure Revolution, a body positivity community organization, a contributing writer at For Harriet, and a community organizer at Black Action Now. She is currently working towards her M.A. in Africana Studies at Morgan State University in Baltimore, MD.
Ashleigh has presented workshops and keynotes at universities, conferences, and events. She was nominated for the Feminist You Should Know award in 2014 and a recognized feminist leader in her community. In organizing and producing work that attempts to shift paradigms Ashleigh uses a Black queer, feminist lens to shape transformative and accountable justice. This includes incorporating intersectionality and dismantling/ unlearning anti-Blackness.” www.blackfatfemme.com.