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LECTURE | '#HappinessIsPolitical' 

Co-presented by the Susan B. Anthony Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies and the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies, the annual Two Icons Lecture focuses on discussions about the intersection of race and gender. The series will this week feature black feminist cultural anthropologist Bianca Williams, who is an associate professor of Anthropology at CUNY and author of "The Pursuit of Happiness: Black Women, Diasporic Dreams, and the Politics of Emotional Transnationalism," Williams's talk will bring together topics related to race, gender, activism, leadership, diaspora, and Audre Lorde's ideas on radical self-care. Following the lecture will be a reception and Williams's book will be available for purchase.

The Two Icons Lecture: #HappinessIsPolitical will take place on Thursday, September 20, at 2 p.m. in the Welles-Brown Room at Rush Rhees Library (University of Rochester River Campus). The event is free and open to the public, and free parking is available in the Library Lot. For more information, email

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