This thought-provoking panel of young game-changers, artists, cultural innovators, and professionals discuss biracial blackness, particularly as it relates to Jesse William’s acceptance speech at the 2016 BET Music Awards.
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150 Years to the day following the unconditional Confederate surrender to the Union Army, Freddie Gray was arrested in Baltimore and severely beaten. His subsequent death, and that of other African Americans at the hand of police, exposed the factual … Continue reading
Breaking Silence: A Hearing on Girls of Color presented by the African American Policy Forum (http://www.aapf.org) and Girls for Gender Equity (http://www.ggenyc.org). Hosted at Columbia Law School’s Center for Intersectionality and Social Policy Studies on October 11th, 2014
Diversity does not ensure inclusion! How do we create a new food system model that includes those most impacted by a broken and corrupt system? How do we move from paternalism to empowerment? Tanya Fields will share her story of … Continue reading
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Broadway stars come together August 1 at Columbia University for a night of unity and solidarity supporting the Black Lives Matter movement through artistic expression and conversation before a public audience. According to the Broadway for Black Lives Matter Collective, … Continue reading
Thabo Mbeki speaks on illicit financial flows from Africa
Jose Antonio Vargas, an award-winning multimedia storyteller, is the founder of Define American, a campaign that seeks to elevate the conversation around immigration. Born in the Philippines, Vargas immigrated to the United States at age 12. Stunning the media and … Continue reading
Economist Yanis Varoufakis, the former Minister of Finance for Greece, says you can be in politics today but not be in power — because real power now belongs to those who control the economy. He believes that the mega-rich and … Continue reading
Activists, educators and organizers reflect on the opportunities and challenges when using digital media in struggles for social justice. This project was funded by the Black Youth Project and the MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics. Videographers Tracye … Continue reading
Redressing the thousands of murdered and missing women in Canada. Featuring Aboriginal Women Reclaiming Our Power Project by Moon Voices Group & REDress Project by Jaime Black.
In this talk Professor Ferguson engages the history of black queer diasporic formations in the 1970s as part of radical attempts to reimagine and eroticize socialist imaginations. The talk situates these formations within a social and political context in which … Continue reading
Professor Errington is interested in the linguistic dimensions of social life, ranging from the social implications of patterns of verbal communication, to forms and uses of sociolinguistic hierarchies, to the linguistic effects of large scale dynamics. His research and writing … Continue reading
Arrested at 16 and tried as an adult for kidnapping and robbery, Eddy Zheng served over 20 years in California prisons and jails. Ben Wang’s BREATHIN’: THE EDDY ZHENG STORY paints an intimate portrait of Eddy—the prisoner, the immigrant, the … Continue reading
African American studies scholar Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor examines the persistent inequalities facing Black Americans generations after the contradictory political gains of the Civil Rights Movement, and explains how the Black Lives Matter movement has the potential to challenge not just police … Continue reading