Celebrating Black, Queer Life in New York City

On my birthday! I’ll be moderating a special event with the Urban Democracy Lab on 2/27 :

Urban Intersections: Black Queer lives in New York City

Jerry H. Labowitz Theatre for the Performing Arts
1 Washington Place
New York, NY, USA

6:30pm — 8:00pm


Few calls to action have been as powerful in movement building as that of the Combahee River Collective in 1977. The collective, composed of Black feminists who identified as and with the working-class and lesbians, demanded an active commitment “to struggling against racial, sexual, heterosexual, and class oppression,” seeing as their “particular task the development of integrated analysis and practice based upon the fact that the major systems of oppression are interlocking.” Decades later, this intersectional politics helped buoy the Movement for Black lives, Black Lives Matter, Black Youth Project 100, and other 21st century campaigns for racial, gender, class, and sexual justice. In celebration of Black History Month, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, and the boundless, ongoing relevance of the Combahee River Collective’s message, this event brings together key activists working at the intersections of Black and queer politics in New York City.