The Work Starts Within: Blackness, Otherness, & the Politics of (Un)desirability
Ghetto. Fat. Ugly. Slow. Queer. Who do we see as valuable? Who do we deem worthy of love, and who is beyond its scope? This panel experience endeavors to unsettle the mundane: with critical attention to the imbricated oppression of Black, trans, disabled, and other marginalized bodies, participants will engage in an intersectional interrogation of the politics of (un)desirability. Together, speakers and attendees will reframe Black liberation as a journey that is first deeply internal as it is collective.