Challenging a Violent Culture
by Reanae McNeal
Wednesday, March 30 ● 12:00 p.m.
WCHP Lecture Hall, UNE Portland Campus
Co-sponsored by Graduate & Professional Student Affairs and IPEC
Reanae Mcneal is an international performing artist, vocalist,
motivational speaker, griotess (storyteller), and trainer. She has
lectured extensively on how race, gender, and class issues play a role
in the oppression of women especially as it pertains to women of color.
Active in the anti-violence movement, McNeal has continually challenged
violence against African American women through her artistic work and
lectures. Ms. McNeal will share global issues affecting women of color
and intimate violence using a unique lecture performance format
including storytelling, poetry, and singing. Ms. McNeal is an
award-winning playwright and the recipient of many community awards
including Women of a Stolen Legacy Award, and NAACP Image Award, the
Women of Achievement Award and the Peace Project Award. A published poet
and playwright, she has been published in national journals such as
"Sisters Across Cultures" and "Running Deer Press."