In this special round-table discussion on Black Lives Matter, James is joined by Travis Harris, Shana Haines, and Tyrell Cooper, activist-scholars from the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. This robust conversation details the wider Movement for Black Lives and covers issues related to the many forms of state-instantiated violence against Black bodies beyond police brutality, the representation of #BlackLivesMatter in media, and critically raises the question of visibility for sexual and gender queerness within Black liberation movements. Though this difficult subject matter is approached soberly, this dynamic grouping was able to bring levity to the conversation, and at times the tea in this episode is served piping hot! Get up to speed on Black social death and resistant Black joy in contemporary America by listening now.
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- The Movement for Black Lives demands: https://policy.m4bl.org/platform/
- Black Lives Matter Williamsburg: https://wmbrgblacklivesmatter.wordpress.com/
- Shana Hanes Twitter @andthislamp
- Travis Harris’ social media: Facebook / Twitter @ChildDeDios