Domestic and Public Spheres of Resistance

  • ZHANG, E. (Organiser)
  • Stefanie Sevcik (Organiser)

Activity: Conference/talk/lecture/symposium/speech/workshop, etcEvent organized by HKBU


An International Discussion about Beyoncé’s 2016 Album Lemonade
Beyoncé’s 2016 album Lemonade addresses issues faced by many women around the world, including domestic violence, infidelity, and racial oppression. She uses evocative images and poetry to raise the awareness of the audience and transforms herself from victimhood to a public figure of resistance.
100 students from the U.S.A., Mexico, Peru, and the Philippines joined a thought-provoking discussion about the private and public pains of women and ways to resist gender inequality and racial oppression. We discussed Beyoncé’s “Pray you catch me” and “Formation” from her 2016 album Lemonade and examined ways to resist patriarchal dominance in the private and public sphere.
Participating universities:
Georgia College and State University, U.S. A.
Universidad Autonoma de Puebla, Mexico
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Peru
San Pedro College, the Philippines

Number of attendees (for events)

Period24 Mar 2023
Held atLanguage Centre
Degree of RecognitionInternational

User-Defined Keywords

  • Feminism
  • Resistance