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BLACK SOLIDARITY IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
February 2020 - New York City

Audre Lorde

In the spirit of Audre Lorde, who encouraged Afro-Germans to make themselves visible within a culture that kept them isolated and silent, Black Solidarity in a Global Context is a month of programming that explores the deep roots of art, activism, and culture between Germany and the Black world.

With the rise of new far-right movements globally, international solidarity and the exchange of artistic and activist practices are an increasingly important aspect of anti-racist work. While new knowledge is now almost immediately shared via social media, this solidarity has a rich, often hidden history. From Black GIs who recognized the linked threats of American racism and European fascism, to international anti-apartheid work and the Black power movement, Black activists have consistently shared tactics and inspiration in the ever-present struggle against white supremacy. Through film screenings, talks, and panel discussions, this event series sheds light on both the often-lost history of transatlantic Black solidarity and contemporary movements for creative expression, solidarity, and equality across the African diaspora.

PROGRAM
Feb 6: Talk & conversation | C& Projects x RAGGA NYC: Planetary Connections
@Goethe-Institut, 7:00 PM

Feb 13: Screening of Leo Hurwitz’s Strange Victory, with Michael Gillespie (CCNY Associate Professor of Media and Communication Arts)
@Maysles Cinema, 7:00 PM
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Feb 18: Screening of Audre Lorde: The Berlin Years
@Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, 6:30 PM

Feb 26: Screening of Free Angela Davis and All Political Prisoners, and conversation with director Shola Lynch
@Goethe-Institut, 7:00 PM

Feb 29: Black Solidarity In A Global Context: A Transatlantic Roundtable
@Goethe-Institut, 4:00 PM

LOCATIONS
Goethe-Institut New York: 30 Irving Place
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung: 275 Madison Avenue, suite 2114
Maysles Documentary Center: 343 Malcolm X Blvd

ALL EVENTS FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Co-presented with Goethe-Institut NY.

 

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