Under the Blacklight
When: Wed, Jul 01 2020 6:00pmAs the vicious spike in COVID’s case count rocks the nation, our next episode of Under the Blacklight will shine the spotlight on the off-staging of race after weeks of protests about racial injustice.
We ask: What has become of the supposed reckoning with white supremacy since George Floyd’s death? After weeks of uncovering on the legacies of racism, are we at the bottom of a steep hill again in insisting that race is as newsworthy in the disproportionate deaths of African Americans to COVID as it has been in the weeks of protest over police violence? And why has it been so difficult to connect the two?
Join us this Wednesday at 8:00 PM EST (5:00 PM PST) to dive deep into these questions. Executive Director Kimberlé Crenshaw will sit down with Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Camara Phyllis Jones, Barbara Arnwine, and Jonathan Metzl for a live recording of Under The Blacklight titled “COVID, White Power, & the Unseeing of Race Again.” You can read more about the panelists, and RSVP, here.