P16b - Global Black Lives Matter (2021)

  • Conference Panel
  • 50min

Panel 16b - Global Black Lives Matter: representations of resistance, memory and politics | ( C ) reactions

Convenors: Raminder Kaur (University of Sussex), Mariagiulia Grassilli (University of Sussex)

Short abstract: We explore representations and performances against racism as ‘catalytic signifiers’ that contribute to empowering narratives and uprisings, whilst investigating the ripple effects that re-thinking and reclaiming icons - films, statues, monuments, sounds etc. - have for social change and equality.

Papers:

  • ‘We can’t breathe’ – race/mourning/digital media/utopia
    Author: Ashwani Sharma (London College of Communication, University of the Arts)

  • Black Lives, Brilliance and Grassroots Fundraising
    Author: Poppy Bennett (University of Sussex)

  • Awake to Racialised Truths and Resistance
    Author: Molly Leeves (University of Sussex)

  • Progress: Artbased interventions on race, politics, gender, social commentary, and history
    Author: Jeffrey Lennon

  • Sonic Intimacy: Reggae Sound Systems, Jungle Pirate Radio and Grime YouTube Music Videos
    Author: Malcolm James (University of Sussex)

Find the papers’ abstracts here.

A live discussion with the contributors will take place on Zoom 19-28 March. Please check the full schedule of live events and links to join here.

Background image: Thousands of people protest the police killing of unarmed Black people, including George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, in central Philadelphia on May 30, 2020. – Photo: Joe Piette, Flickr Creative Commons

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