About the Event
Long time First Person Arts collaborator, Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) Initiative is launching its 2020-2021 series of thought-provoking digital programming with an event featuring the perspectives of Black women and women of color who are dealing with the trauma of racism fueled by serial acts of oppression. The virtual series begins on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 pm and features acclaimed poet, performance artist, scholar, and catalyst for change, Caroline Randall Williams.
Ms. Randall Williams’ New York Times essay, “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body is a Confederate Monument,” received international attention
in the movement to dismantle systemic racism because it exposed both the race- and gender-based violence perpetrated against Black women in the United States of America. In addition to Ms. Randall Williams, this FREE event will also feature a conversation with four panelists including Trapeta Mayson, Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, musical artist Ursula Rucker, and Marangeli Mejia-Rabell, Co-Founder of AfroTaino.event.
This event will be shared virtually through ZOOM video conferencing software. After you register for your ticket, a ZOOM link will be emailed to you fours before the show AND two hours before the show. To learn more about ZOOM, click here.