blackness


Meet Kendra Allen, Poet and Author of ‘The Collection Plate’ (Prince George’s County Memorial Library) – VIRTUAL

Looping exultantly through the overlapping experiences of girlhood, Blackness, sex, and personhood in America, essayist and poet Kendra Allen braids personal narrative and cultural commentary, wrestling with the beauty and brutality to be found between mothers and daughters, young women and the world, Black bodies and white space, virginity and […]


Respect Her Crank!: Creating Sounds of Blackness (Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum) – VIRTUAL

Black music is always created in community. This month, Girls Rock! DC will be our special guest instructor. Inspired by the long history of Black American music, participants will use Soundtrap to create their very own songs. Register here! No prior experience is needed. ASL translation will be provided for this program. If […]


Making African America: A Symposium On Immigration and The Changing Dynamics of Blackness – Various Sessions/Dates (Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum) – VIRTUAL

The Making African America symposium brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. Events and registration links listed below. Friday, March 5, 2021 3:30 p.m. EST REGISTER (LINK IS EXTERNAL) Remembering […]


⭐ Meet Yaba Blay, Author of ‘One Drop: Shifting the Lens on Race’ In Conversation With Imani Perry (Free Library of Philadelphia) – VIRTUAL

REGISTER HERE Referred to by Michael Eric Dyson as “one of the most brilliant and committed critics and advocates writing and thinking and working on behalf of Black people today,” Dr. Yaba Blay is a scholar, activist, and cultural consultant. Focusing on Black women and girls through topics like personal identity and […]


Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth About Where I Belong (Politics & Prose) – VIRTUAL

  This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series. From The Guardian’s Georgina Lawton, a moving examination of how racial identity is constructed—through the author’s own journey grappling with secrets and stereotypes, having been raised by white parents with no explanation as to why she […]