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Friday, February 26, 2021

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Black Lives Matter: A Worldwide Moment of Reckoning

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The Black Lives Matter movement, although originally founded in the US in 2013, has propelled worldwide in the last few years in an aim to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities. The realities of  “combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy”  (*) are however intrinsically linked to the geographical location; and the political, economic and social structures ruling in those countries. 

Join this panel of international speakers, including journalist Moha Gerehou (Spain), DJ & music business professor, Akua Afram (UK) and musical artist Ann Shirley (Cameroon) as they share their personal and professional views on the present and future of this worldwide moment of reckoning.  

This session is moderated by Chris Wade, Global Entertainment & Music Business '14, who is currently the Director of Creator Force and an Adjunct Instructor at NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.

*Black Lives Matter website

Saturday, February 27, 2021

- EST
Exploring the Nuances with Black Student Leaders at Berklee

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Join Black student leaders Ashley Pointer, Steph Davis, Stephanie Boolean, and Ariana Stanberry for an invigorating moderated discussion with alumna Amy Onyonyi (‘20, BCB Voice Performance), exploring important and nuanced topics including Black identity, community, and creativity, the impact of -isms and monolithic narratives, and the pursuit of an arts-based career.