Sat, 11/19: 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM CST
Room: Gallier AB - 4th Floor
As the first Black woman nominated to the United States Supreme Court, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson took steps to create a legacy that was long overdue. During her confirmation hearings, Judge Jackson was berated by those who would seek to create a narrative depicting her as an unsuitable candidate, despite her stellar qualifications that far outweighed those of the most recent Supreme Court appointees, who happened to be white. Using communicative strategies to rebuff the 'Angry Black Woman' stereotype (Perry, 2021), Jackson displayed courage and grace, unapologetically speaking her truth, in turn angering her opposition. This panel seeks to honor a Black 'shero' as we connect through dialogue (Dillard, 2016) about common struggles and identify ways of persevering in our communities.