WEST CHESTER, PA — Black feminist writer, cultural critic, and social influencer Jamilah Lemieux, recently featured in cable TV’s docuseries Surviving R. Kelly, will share “Lessons from #BlackTwitter: Social Media, Pop Culture, and Black America” in a free presentation at West Chester University on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The program begins at 6 p.m. in Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall at the corner of High Street and University Avenue.
As a social activist, Lemieux uses her millennial feminist voice to talk about issues surrounding race, gender, and sexuality. A graduate of Howard University, she began her writing career through blogging and mainstream media and is a three-time Black Weblog Award winner. Lemieux is currently writing an advice column for Slate’s “Care and Feeding” parenting section and a co-host for the “Mom and Dad Are Fighting” podcast. She has written for Mic, Essence, The Nation, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Guardian, and Gawker.
Lemieux has been featured on The Root 100 list of the nation’s most influential African Americans. “Her message of empowerment and challenging the status quo is relevant to college students today,” notes Dametraus Jaggers, senior director of WCU’s Dowdy Multicultural Center, adding, “Her voice is one that we should all listen to and learn from.” The center is hosting her appearance along with the Black Student Union, the Office for Diversity & Inclusion, the College of Education and Social Work, the Center for Women & Gender Equity, and the College of Arts & Humanities.
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