Join Kimberlé Crenshaw and guests Alicia Garza, Robin D. G. Kelly, Devon Carbado, and Maria Moore for part ten of the “Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities COVID Lays Bare” series.
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The Under the Blacklight series has interrupted mainstream discourse in order to advocate for a more egalitarian politics and a more robust political discourse. Thus far we’ve heard from scholars, activists, and thought leaders like Eve Ensler, Eddie Glaude Jr., Ai-Jen Poo, Naomi Klein, Marc Lamont Hill, Barbara Arnwine, Ibram X. Kendi, Josie Duffy Rice, and David Blight, among many others, about what is happening on the ground, how we can contextualize it historically and theoretically, and how an intersectional frame shows us the particular vulnerabilities that COVID-19 puts in sharp relief.
In the midst of an historic pandemic, this past week, the pain and frustration of those racial implications and the racial violence embedded in American history exploded into the streets. Beginning with protests in Minneapolis and spreading to cities across the country there is an ongoing protest movement underway. Following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Tony McDade and George Floyd, among numerous others, police violence against Black people has re-emerged as a central focus of our political and cultural conversation.
Join us Wednesday evening June 3rd at 8:00 p.m. EST (5:00 p.m. PST) for part ten of the “Under the Blacklight: The Intersectional Vulnerabilities COVID Lays Bare” series.
Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
Robin D. G. Kelly