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
In honor of Women’s History Month, Poster House is pleased to welcome Eesha Pandit and Robin Boylorn of the Crunk Feminist Collective to 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.