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Black Women’s Historical Wellness: Yoga, Tea, and Traditions of Collective Self-Care

Dr. Stephanie Evans, Professor, Georgia State University
204 Caldwell Hall

Monday, Feb. 19th from 5:30 - 7:00 PM 

Location: 204 Caldwell Hall

In this presentation, Dr. Stephanie Evans (Professor, Georgia State University) will discuss the study of Black women’s narrative histories of health, healing, and wellness. Evans will explore what she calls #HistoricalWellness: Black women’s traditions of simultaneously practicing inner peace and working collectively to resist oppression. Specifically, she will answer the question, “How have Black women elders managed stress?” By illuminating histories of yoga and tea, Evans will examine a long and complex history of what Angela Davis calls collective self-care. Questions? Contact Dr. Carolyn Medine | 

This event is supported by the Institute for African American Studies, Institute for Women's Studies, and the Department of History. 

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