“Delta dandi”: Talking About Collective Grief and Trauma

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 17, 2008) — Author Sharon BridgforthAward-winning author Sharon Bridgforth will present from her new work, delta dandi, September 18, at noon in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons at Scripps College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Delta dandi is a weave of monologues, chants, choral tellings, blood memory, and song. Delta dandi asks, “How does collective grief and trauma inform the African American experience?”

Bridgforth won the Lambda Literary Award for her previous work, the bull-jean stories, and is currently touring The love conjure/blue Text Installation.

This event is co-sponsored by the Malott Commons Office and the Intercollegiate Women’s Studies Program.

For more information, call (909) 607-9372.


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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