Against the Current: Collective works on State Violence, identity and ResistanceMain MenuAgainst The CurrentTitle PageIntroductionEditors & Creators: Carlos Cabrera, Sylvia Guan, Regina Salmons, Charlie Sosnick, Morgan Taylor, Brianna VizcainoContentsThe Layers of Our Existence: A Mini Exhibition on the Voices of Women of Color at Pennby Brianna VizcainoCharting A Territory Uncharted: Afro Latinxs and the Contemporary Black Feminist MovementThis project is a fully interactive virtual exhibition on the lives and experiences of Afro-Latinx women. Throughout the exhibition, references will be made to various scholarly works and terms will be used that one may not be immediately familiar with. In an attempt to make this exhibition truly accessible to the public, especially individuals with no prior knowledge of the subject area, definitions have been made available for certain terms in the first section of this page labelled "Part One". The exhibition is designed to highlight the experiences of Afro-Latinx women from their own personal accounts while supplying auxiliary historiographical information to contextualize their accounts and relate them to those of the women who pioneered the Black Feminist Movement. There is, however, no recommended order by which you should adhere when visiting the exhibition, so feel free to explore this page and this topic in whatever order you see fit. Welcome to my virtual exhibition!A Place For Themselves: A Material and Print Culture Analysis of Radical Anthologies by Women of ColorBy: Sylvia GuanOn a MOVE: Photojournalism of the 1978 MOVE ShootoutCharlie SosnickPoetry of Memory and Resistance: Images of Strong Black WomenBy Regina SalmonsWhat is an Education?: An examination of the education system’s effect on the education of black children, between the late 1950’s and early 1970’sBy: Morgan TaylorBibliographyAppendix: Local Activism & ResourcesAbout the EditorsScholar BiographiesEngl200.302a169149f76c786dffeee8c7fac9661dbdf76e860
12017-12-18T00:34:22+00:00Sylvia Guan4de2793c199773bf30d0153336f1df9abbea7299112plain132017-12-18T04:06:21+00:00Sylvia Guan4de2793c199773bf30d0153336f1df9abbea7299The Black Woman: An Anthology and This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color were revolutionary pieces of their time. They worked to create a sense of community, self-determination, and necessary discussion amongst each other. They defied society’s images and narratives about them, complicated ideas of power, all the while creating space for themselves to be validated and seen. These strong works and their messages have not become irrelevant in our current era. Instead, they provide us a framework in which to understand how these same systems of oppression still oppress women of color and inspire new activists to pick up where the past ones left off. None of the current injustices today exist in a vacuum, and the need for us to connect to the past to fully understand our current context is even more crucial. Analyzing these anthologies is not the end-all solution. But these works and the legacy of women of color are a good place to start.
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1media/anthologies.png2017-12-18T00:30:31+00:00Sylvia Guan4de2793c199773bf30d0153336f1df9abbea7299Reception and LegacySylvia Guan17plain2017-12-18T04:05:11+00:00Sylvia Guan4de2793c199773bf30d0153336f1df9abbea7299
12017-12-18T02:36:22+00:00Jonathan Bachman - Unrest in Baton Rouge5Activist Ieshia Evans calmly stands as police officers handcuff her during a Black Lives Matter protest in Baton Rouge, LA. How should we place ourselves in our current context and use understanding of these anthologies to move forward towards justice?media/I0000ye5zMY1Znh8.jpgplain2017-12-18T02:46:56+00:00USA-POLICE/PROTESTS20160709182627-0600JONATHAN BACHMANBATON ROUGELAUNITED STATESUSAAVIOREUTERSJBLone activist Ieshia Evans stands her ground while offering her hands for arrest as she is charged by riot police during a protest against police brutality outside the Baton Rouge Police Department in Louisiana, U.S.A. on July 9, 2016. Evans, a 27-year-old Pennsylvania nurse and mother to a young boy, traveled to Baton Rouge to protest the shooting of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-black man and father of five, was shot at close range while being held down by two white police officers. The shooting, captured on cell phone videos, aggravated the unrest that has coursed through the United States for two years over the use of excessive force by police, especially against black men. REUTERS/Jonathan BachmanDemonstrators protesting the shooting death of Alton Sterling gather near the headquarters of the police department in Baton Rouge, LouisianaJB1010:5:0:000000