We Act As If It Is Possible: Black Feminist Aesthetics for Black Power

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We Act As If It Is Possible: Black Feminist Aesthetics for Black Power

“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world. And you have to do it all the time.”––Angela Davis

By Poster House

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Wednesday, March 29 · 3 - 4pm PDT



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  • 1 hour
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In this talk, Eesha Pandit and Robin Boylorn of the Crunk Feminist Collective will discuss the long-standing impact of a Black feminist aesthetic on the art of the movements that build Black Power. Taking images from Poster House’s permanent collection and current exhibition Black Power to Black People, this wide-ranging conversation will explore images and ephemera created by and of Black cis and trans women that forge a visual style in service of radically transforming the world. Questions strongly encouraged! 

Dr. Robin M. Boylorn is an accomplished scholar, activist, writer, speaker, and thinker. Her work concentrates on ways of documenting marginalized lives and making those narratives accessible and available to wide audiences. She seeks to give voice to silenced experiences and offer strategies for talking about and across difference (in its many manifestations). Boylorn is the author of Sweetwater: Black Women and Narratives of Resilience and co-editor of The Crunk Feminist Collection.

Eesha Pandit is a Houston-based writer and activist. She is cofounder and Managing Partner at The Center for Advancing Innovative Policy (CAIP). Pandit specializes in working with a broad range of organizations, including community groups, national organizations, local and state leaders, coalitions, and funders to create innovative policy advocacy strategies that succeed in fostering progressive policy change and in building vital connections across movements. Her writing can be found at The Crunk Feminist Collective, Salon, Feministing, The Nation, RH Reality Check, Feministe, Bitch Magazine, and In These Times. 

This online event will be hosted on Zoom with attendees’ cameras off.  Automatic closed captioning will be provided. ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation or a CART (Communication Access Realtime Translation) is available upon request with two weeks notice — please email access@posterhouse.org to request interpretation services.

A recording of this event will be made available for all registered attendees.

Questions about accessibility? Please contact Sarit Cahana, Access Coordinator, at access@posterhouse.org or (914) 295-2387‬.

For all other event related questions, please contact info@posterhouse.org

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Poster House

Poster House is America's first museum dedicated to presenting the impact, culture, and design of posters, both as historical documents and methods of contemporary visual communication. Through temporary exhibitions, a growing permanent collection, educational events, and publications, Poster House explores the enormous impact of posters on society and culture, and how they continue to influence human behavior in the 21st Century.

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