March 17: Me (@jmjafrx) + More on “Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body”

Looking forward to this event in Grand Rapids, MI in a week! Join us….

 

Panel Talk: Abandoned Margins: Policing the Black Female Body
Featuring Partners for a Racism-Free Community
March 17, 2017
6-8 pm
Free for UICA Members; Free with Admission

Join us for a discussion led by a panel of community organizers, scholars, and artists as we investigate depictions of the black female body in art and in United States’ popular culture. The panel will recognize ways that traditional representations of black women aid in systemic racism and marginalization, and will consider methods for using visual language to challenge stereotypes instead of perpetuate them.

Panelists Include:
Janice Bond, Curator, Artist, and Communications Strategist
Regis M. Fox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Grand Valley State University
Jessica Marie Johnson, Ph.D., Curator of African Diaspora, Ph.D., and Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and History, Johns Hopkins University

Moderator:
Breannah Alexander, Director of Strategic Programs, Partners for a Racism-Free Community

COVER IMAGE ARTWORK: SANKOFA, Shani Crowe

Click on for the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/251635698600468/?active_tab=about

 

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