Women’s History Month speaker inspires inner-city women and girls to start their own revolutions.
March 1, 2002 GENEVA, N.Y.—Brigette M. Moore, founder and president of the New York City based organization Black Grrrl Revolution, will be speaking at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, in Albright Auditorium at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. Moore is one of several speakers slated for Women’s History Month at Hobart and William Smith this March.
Moore founded the Black Grrrl Revolution (BGR) in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn to teach inner-city girls and women to build their own revolutions through a feminist women’s perspective. In her work at the BGR, she has hit the streets to fight for women’s liberation in the everyday lives of urban African-American women. The Black Grrrl Revolution, Inc. includes an independent brand and production company comprised of a record label, book publisher, film and video producer, and a clothing line.
Moore, a 2000 recipient of the Audre Lorde Legacy Award, has been active in various Black, multicultural, and women’s arts networks in and around New York City for the past 10 years. The Black Grrrl Revolution, Inc. was founded in March of 1998.
Also speaking in March for Women’s History Month will be filmmaker Cynthia Salzman Mondell and author Terry Tempest Williams.
The event, sponsored by the Women’s History Month Committee at the Colleges, is free and open to the public.