SUN NOTES: Closing Townhall Plenary
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Du Boisian Scholar Network, 2019 Convening
Session Notes
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Note Taker(s):Liz Adetiba
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Email of Note taker(s):elizabeth.adetiba@columbia.edu
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Date:Sun, May 5
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I. TopicsII. Summary CommentsIII. Action Item
IV. Date of First Contact/Follow Up
V. Contact Lead Name(s)VI. Contact Lead Email
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Reflecting on the experiences of the convening

-Be sure to look at the uploaded notes on the DBSN website
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-talks about the powerful voices of the women of DBSN
-talks about taking information from the conference to incarcerated people, and suggests being in spaces that are historically Black and radical instead of built around whiteness
-talked about the overwhelming nature of taking on new work BUT there is excitement in doing the work that you're fired up about
-talks about the emotional vulnerability and critical thinking especially on the part of graduate students, and the possibility of taking DBSN to Emory
-is excited to be around scholars who are also interested in studying the powerful, and shouts out Amaka's book "To Fulfill These Rights"
-reminds us to think about *who* we are doing this research for, and the scholars who've been doing the work for awhile
-says she's not Beyonce, but she feels like this is her Homecoming because of the way DBSN scholars have approached the idea of 'home'
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-talks about bringing the spirit and fire we've generated in this conference back to our home institutions, even if it's not necessarily reciprocated
-talks about leveraging the resources from elite institutions to help cultivate skills like The Op-Ed Project etc
-talks about bringing DBSN to UMich
-talks about intellectual genealogies and the beauty of the intergenerational links in scholarship, reiterates harnessing resources of our institutions
-talks about harnessing the past lives and skills OF the Network and using it to train each other so we can mobilize our research
-Thinking about our PAST lives and how we can use our academic skills in non-academic spaces
-shouts out the senior scholars who've inspired us
-gave a spiritual WORD
-talks about pushing beyond the boundaries of the discipline
-talks about the important of timing and how we might leverage that to accomplish the tasks we've set for members
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-reiterates the importance of appreciating the emotional aspect of our work
-Glenn Bracy has a job opportunity for an ethnographer to do work on Black churches in the southeast
-talks about connecting with the people, especially the youth, of the cities where our conferences take place
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-POWERFUL Closing Remarks (written by Saida Grundy but read by Nicole Gonzalez van Cleve
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Summary Comments from the session:
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