Monday, June 28, 2010

Wednesday, June 30: Making Peace: The Black Beauty Battleground @ The Brecht Forum

Making Peace: The Black Beauty Battleground

Panel with: Esther Armah , Joan Morgan,Michael angela Davis, Akiba Solomon
Performance by: Latasha N Nevada Diggs -
Monologue by: Angela S Arnold - Actress & Singer

"Black beauty can be a battleground, a complicated power. On the small screen, the big screen, in print, media images reject millions, create a weapon used to select, reject, hurt, provoke. Home & school is often where the trauma starts. Black beauty = privilege & conflict; power & pain. Light skin vs dark? Time to tell untold truths, unspoken realities. Who owns the power & pain of turning beauty into a battleground? How do you halt a cycle of assault on black women’s beauty? Why does one woman’s beauty = another’s burden? How do we make peace with our beauty & bodies?"

This panel is the second of Esther Armah’s New Monthly Live Interactive Emotional Justice Conversation Series: ‘Afrolicious’

Wednesday June 30th, 2010 7:00 PM
Entrance: $10
Info: The Brecht Forum

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