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
12017-12-11T17:02:31+00:00Part 4: Our Layers, Our Experience6plain2017-12-17T20:06:29+00:00 Below is a collection of words taken from the each of the interviews. I attempted to summarize the shared experience of Women of Color at Penn. Here are the results:
The Black Queendom
I think about it more then I do at home. Things just worked. We are, Waiting on a change. Revolutionary, Desperate, Needed, Change. Change? This is systemic. Sassy Latina. Angry Black girl, is what they call us. Change. We always have to explain. When we just want to hide. People just don’t understand. Sometimes you can’t trust nobody. Stop talking. Our needs? ‘I don’t know how to answer that’. How come? Not lost, but we’re lost. But here we are: Targeted, Offended, Sexualized, Othere’d, Destined to fail. Isn’t that what you hate about society- When people put you in a box, Based on how you look? Hypocritical. Disgusted. We are: Ratchet. Magic. Dope. Bad bitch. Feminist. Empowered. Big ass mouth. Bold. Open-minded. Unafraid. Proud. Resilient. Just like magic, You can’t explain it. It just is. You just are. It just… You don’t get it, if you don’t get it. We’re still existing, Despite the odds. Existing may not be, Enough. When will we live?