She Speaks: The Black Female Experience in America
February is Black History month in America. On this season of the Hope Givers Podcast, we will be having conversations with people about race in America.
There is a lot of discussion in our world today about race and racism. Yet, most of the conversation centers on police brutality, mass incarceration, and fatherless homes of black men which is very important! But have we ever stopped to consider what the black woman’s experience is in America? Have we taken time to listen to the stories of discrimination against black women in the workplace and in public? Have we considered that a black woman’s hair, which she is born with, has implications on how she is treated in America?
Dani Kilgore, the Outreach and Missions Pastor at Marin Covenant Church in Marin County, joins us on this episode to talk about the black woman’s experience in America and the discrimination and racism experiencing today. We cover all sorts of essential topics that black women face, such as
– the hierarchy of the American social ladder that puts the black woman at the bottom
– Effects of black hair,
– expected assimilation to white culture,
– loss of identity,
– and many other topics that “sting.”
These are hard conversations, but conversations we must participate in to understand and empathize.
Dani Kilgore is facilitating an incredible celebration of Black History this month through her church at Marin Covenant. Here is what she has on tap:
Feb. 2 – Green Book movie viewing
Feb. 5 – Concert and Conversation with Saxophonist Ryan Kilgore
Feb. 12 – The New Black America – Millennial Culture Conversation
Feb. 16 – Cooking and Culture – The Story of Soul Food
Feb. 19 – Her Crown of Glory – Movie, and Discussion of Black Hair
Feb. 26 – The Black Church
ALL EVENTS start at 7:00pm
You must RSVP to https://mcc.breezechms.com/form/bhm
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