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Erasure of the Black Body

  • Urban Collective 85 Willow Street New Haven, CT, 06511 United States (map)

We are living in a world where black culture appropriation is increasingly becoming normalized, however, the murder of black bodies is increasing in devastating numbers. Being Black in any part of this world is a revolutionary act. How does black erasure different from racism and in what ways does it show up in the world? What does ANTI-BLACKNESS look like? What does anti-blackness mean?

Black Lives Matter NewHaven and Nasty Women Connecticut are teaming up to bring together a dynamic panel of community activists/ advocates from several organizations to have an important dialogue centering blackness. More urgently, unpacking the erasure of blackness. This community panel, followed by community discussion, will examine the many ways that Blackness- in all of its many connotations- is actively being erased, and how we all play an active role in black erasure.

Panelists include: Ala Nzambi Ochumare Orisha Ala Ochumare (Black Lives Matter New Haven), Addys Maria Castillo (Citywide Youth Coalition, Inc ), Camelle Scott-Mujahid (CT CORE), Randi Renee (The Urban Collective) and Sha McAllister (Community Activist)

This event is FREE and open to the public. Limited seating.
Refreshments provided by Isheba's Catering.
Childcare provided.

Come gather with us and #saywhatsreal