Black Queer Kinship Histories Conference Day 1
- Angela Dillard
- LaKisha Simmons
- Ahya Simone
D Hutchinson was a doctoral candidate in History that brought joy and intellectual community to every space across the University of Michigan campus. This conference seeks to not only channel the spirit of intellectual kinship D generously shared with us but to also create space for rigorous engagement with D’s central research questions. We have curated a day of learning that invites an interdisciplinary audience of critical thinkers to key questions related to Black queer kinship, history, and possibility.
The conference will bring together D’s beloved family and friends, interdisciplinary scholars, as well as U-M faculty, graduate students, and alumni who, over the course of two days, will reflect on D’s most catalytic research interests as well as their profound scholastic engagement with Black queer kinship.
6:45 pm | Welcome + Degree Conferral Ceremony
Angela Dillard, LaKisha Simmons
7:15 pm | Arts Showcase and Celebration