Presentation Title

Words Are Our Weapons: The Black Aesthetic, Critical Literacy, and the Unfinished Business of the Black Arts Movement

Presenter Information

Lasana Kazembe

Location

BTSU 201

Start Date

22-2-2019 3:30 PM

End Date

22-2-2019 4:20 PM

Description

This presentation offers a critical, historical synthesis of the Black Arts Movement (1965-1975) and explores its political and cultural roots, theoretical framework, and aesthetic mission as cultural assets and cultural tools for shaping Black critical consciousness, cultural production, media literacy, solidarity, global awareness, and development of revolutionary institutions that functioned as independent, indigenous spaces for teaching, identity development, cultural affirmation, collective resistance, artistic cultivation, and employment by artist-activists.

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Words Are Our Weapons: The Black Aesthetic, Critical Literacy, and the Unfinished Business of the Black Arts Movement

BTSU 201

This presentation offers a critical, historical synthesis of the Black Arts Movement (1965-1975) and explores its political and cultural roots, theoretical framework, and aesthetic mission as cultural assets and cultural tools for shaping Black critical consciousness, cultural production, media literacy, solidarity, global awareness, and development of revolutionary institutions that functioned as independent, indigenous spaces for teaching, identity development, cultural affirmation, collective resistance, artistic cultivation, and employment by artist-activists.