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Feb 20 2024

A Conversation With Demita Frazier: Founding Member of Combahee River Collective

February 20, 2024

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Chicago Justice Gallery


1344 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60607



orange background, black and white picture of Demita, images of Barbara Ransby

A Conversation With Demita Frazier: Founding Member of Combahee River Collective

with Dr. Barbara Ransby, Director of the Social Justice Initiative

Demita Frazier, JD, is a co-founder of the Black radical feminist Combahee River Collective, and a co-author of the Combahee River Collective Statement, considered a ground-breaking Black feminist treatise that introduced the innovative concept of intersectionality and has, since its publication in 1977, laid the foundation for the emergence and development of global Black feminist movements.

Moya Bailey is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Northwestern University. Her work focuses on marginalized groups’ use of digital media to promote social justice, and she is interested in how race, gender, and sexuality are represented in media and medicine. She is the digital alchemist for the Octavia E. Butler Legacy Network and the Board President of Allied Media Projects, a Detroit-based movement media organization that supports an ever-growing network of activists and organizers. She is a co-author of #HashtagActivism: Networks of Race and Gender Justice (MIT Press, 2020) and is the author of Misogynoir Transformed: Black Women’s Digital Resistance (New York University Press, 2021). She was an MLK Visiting Scholar at MIT for the 2020–2021 academic year.

Venue is wheelchair accessible – MASKS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT.

(The event will be recorded and made available on the SJI YouTube page at a later date. Please be sure to sign up for email alerts to be notified when it is available.) 



Social Justice Initiative

Date posted

Feb 14, 2024

Date updated

Feb 14, 2024