Scripps College Hosts Lecture on “Women of Color’s Transformative Social Justice Media Magic”

CLAREMONT, Calif. (October 8, 2012) — Moya Bailey, graduate fellow at Emory University’s Digital Scholarship Commons, explores the ways women of color use social media in her lecture “Digital Alchemy: Women of Color’s Transformative Social Justice Media Magic” at 7:30 pm Oct. 9 in Garrison Theater, 231 E. 10th St. This event is free and open to the public.

Bailey, a blogger for the Crunk Feminist Collective and founder of the online network Quirky Black Girls, examines how people of color are refashioning such social media platforms as Youtube, Twitter and Tumblr to spark societal changes. In her talk, Bailey considers the online projects and networks women of color have created to promote transformative changes in society.

This event is part of the Scripps College Humanities Institute’s fall lecture series, “Social Media/Social Change: Negotiating Access, Control and Unrest in the Information Age.” Throughout the fall semester, distinguished scholars and experts explore, both at a local and a global level, the big-picture implications and the practical realities surrounding social networking and online collaborations.  For more information, please call 909/621-8237 or visit

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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