Monthly Archives: November 2012

“Standing Straight in a Crooked Room: Black Female Desire in Popular Media”

Last summer Psychology student Brittany Counts worked with Dr. Conseula Francis through the Summer Undergraduate Research Fund (SURF) to study the limits on what black women are allowed and encouraged to desire.

A summary of her research questions and methods can be found here:

Penn Center’s 30th Annual Heritage Days now through Sunday

In any given year the celebrations attract thousands of people and the Center expects even more people this year as it is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the Penn School in the summer of 1862.  If you can possibly make your way down Highway 17 sometime this weekend, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

For the full program, visit the Center’s web-site at

Be sure to join us tomorrow from 8:30am – 12:30pm for a showing of the documentary Slavery By Another Name, based on Douglas Blackmon’s Pullitzer prize winning book, followed by a discussion on the ways in which convict leasing, prisons, and late 20th century mass incarceration have continued many of slavery’s legal and social implications long beyond Emancipation.   Avery Research Center’s own Public Historian, Dr. Robert Chase, will be speaking there as well as Professor Marcus Cox, Chair of the History Department at the Citadel.  Should make for an engaging discussion!


Screening of Half the Sky

The College of Charleston Panhellenic Council would like to invite you to attend a screening of the recent PBS documentary, Half the Sky, based on the national bestseller by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.



Two Screenings:

Thurs. 11/8 @ 7pm in Maybank 100

Mon. 11/12 @ 8:30pm in RSS 235

Concessions will be sold at both events to benefit the Circle of Sisterhood Foundation and donations are always welcome!