Harriet’s Political Will: Black Women’s Electoral Strength
In An Era of Fractured Politics (Panel/Performance)
Wednesday March 27th, 7:30 PM
Hammer Museum

 
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Black women have long gone above and beyond the call of duty in their contributions to American civic life. Despite their extraordinary engagement, particularly in terms of voter turnout and political participation, black women and their interests face a jarring lack of political recognition and representation.

With that history in mind, an ensemble cast stages a performance that explores the life and legacy of Harriet Tubman—an early 20th-century civic organizer and political activist—through music, dance, and drumming. The performance is followed by a panel exploring the political implications of Tubman’s profound legacy. Among other topics, the panel of political analysts and theorists will discuss how Tubman’s story illustrates the powerful and lasting consequences of having black women as a driving force in the fight for equality and justice.

The panelists include Barbara ArnwineAlicia GarzaNia-Malika Henderson, and California State Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove. Moderated by Kimberlé Crenshaw

 
 

Featuring:

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BARBARA ARNWINE
President, Transformative Justice Coalition


ALICIA GARZA
Co-Founder, Black Lives Matter


KIMBERLE CRENSHAW
Co-Founder, AAPF
Professor of Law, Columbia & UCLA

NIA-MALIKA HENDERSON
CNN


SYDNEY KAMLAGER-DOVE
CA Assemblymember