Collisions, Connections, & Intersections
The College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences (COLABS) at TxSU and the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning (CERCL) at Rice University invites the Houston community to join BLMHTX for an experience of art, creative imagination and critical dialogue about creating communities where ALL black lives matter.
The issues that impact black people are not one-dimensional, but are varied and interconnected. Racism often collides with, connects to, and intersects with other forms of oppression and fear, such as classism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, and xenophobia. This symposium will explore various parts of what is a complex web of oppressions and highlight what weaves them together. This experience will not only enable the community to reflect on the multilayered nature of the issues that face black communities, but it will also enable them to imagine and consider broad approaches to engage in the work of building communities where black lives matter.
· Josie Pickens (TSU professor, cultural critic, & writer with Ebony.com)
· Anthony Collier (TSU student activist & Co-founder, Southern Student Leadership Association)
Featured Panelists & Artists:
· Stevens Orozco (TSU student activist)
· Roni-Dean Burren (Education activist, UH doctoral student)
· Drs. Carla Brailey (TSU) and Anthony B. Pinn (Rice)
· Fran Watson (Attorney, social and political activist)
· Dee Dee Watters (prominent Houston trans-community activist)
· Bria Davis (TSU Student, filmmaker/photographer, and founder -- htxpplproject)
· Brian "plutolenz" Ellison (Photographer, conceptual artist)
This symposium will also have "live" Q&A via twitter with panelists and artists. Follow us on Instagram & Twitter @blmhtx to join the discussion.
Though the event is free of charge, there is limited seating. Register here to secure your seats.