Farah Jasmine Griffin, literary scholar at Columbia University, will present "Beloved Sisters, Loving Friends: Black Women's Friendships from Slavery to Freedom" as the keynote address at the Complex Web of Women's Friendships Conference, June 21 at the Westbrook College Campus of the University of New England. The talk will begin at 11 a.m. at the Ludcke Auditorium.
The conference, which begins with a reception Thursday evening, June 20, and continues through Saturday, June 22, will feature 50 papers addressing the diverse ways women have used friendship to cross boundaries of race, class, sexuality, and other barriers. Scholars will be attending from across the U.S., Canada, England, Australia and Hungary.
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