SOLD OUT! The Long Arc of Survival: A Virtual Discussion Group on Alice Dunbar-Nelson

Date / Time

  • February 9, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Join Women In Transition and The Rosenbach for a discussion about surviving and thriving after intimate partner violence, with a focus on the Philadelphia-area author and activist Alice Dunbar-Nelson, who lived from 1875 to 1935.  Monet Timmons and Jesse Erickson, curators of the digital exhibition “I Am an American!”: The Authorship and Activism of Alice Dunbar-Nelson, will give an overview of Dunbar-Nelson’s survival of intimate partner violence, and her many achievements as an activist, educator, and writer.  Blanche Brown of Women In Transition will lead a discussion of some of Dunbar-Nelson’s short stories.  

No advance preparation is required to participate in this discussion group, but registrants are invited to read three stories by Alice Dunbar-Nelson: “Tony’s Wife,” “Little Miss Sophie,” and “The Goodness of St. Rocque.”  These are all short stories featured in Dunbar-Nelson’s 1899 collection The Goodness of St. Rocque and deal with women’s relationships with men and the self. They are available for free here


To learn more about Alice Dunbar-Nelson, visit  To learn more about Women In Transition, visit   

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