The African Diaspora has a shared struggle to live free from violence and colonization. Centuries of unrelenting exploitation and harm require a substantive conversation on reparative acts from state and corporate entities, which have contributed to this violence and accumulated massive capital and economic gain. This conversation will seek to explore the efforts to redress these harms and expand the discourse around what reparative relief looks like in our current context.
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Our Shared Struggle: The International Imperative for Repair
Angela Glover Blackwell, founder in residence, Policy Link
Angela Glover Blackwell is founder in residence at PolicyLink, the organization she started in 1999 to advance racial and economic equity for all.
Dr. Ron Daniels, president, Institute of the Black World 21st Century
Dr. Daniels is a distinguished lecturer emeritus at York College, City University of New York where he taught courses in political science.
Dr. Julianne Malveaux, president emerita, Bennett College for Women
Dr. Julianne Malveaux is president emerita of Bennett College for Women. A committed activist and civic leader, Dr. Malveaux has held positions in women’s, civil rights, and policy organizations.
Tinisch Hollins, founder, SF Black Wallstreet
As the community appointed "power broker" of SF Black Wallstreet, Tinisch brings underrepresented Black voices into decision-making processes and redirects priorities, power, and resources back to the community.
Justin Hansford, executive director, Thurgood Marshall Civil Rights Center
Justin Hansford is a leading scholar and activist in the areas of critical race theory, human rights, and law and social movements.
john a. powell, director, Othering and Belonging Institute
john a. powell is director of the Othering and Belonging Institute and professor of law, African American, and ethnic studies at the University of California, Berkeley.
Pastor Michael McBride, executive director, Live Free USA (moderator)
Pastor Michael McBride (“Pastor Mike”) is the executive director for Live Free USA, a national network of freedom fighters, community organizers, faith leaders, and survivors committed to ending gun violence and mass incarceration of young people and families of color.
About the Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series
This event is part of the Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series, developed in collaboration with Pastor Mike McBride and Sherrie Deans of Live Free USA. This six-part series brings together some of the biggest names in culture, art, sports, and activism. Through panels, performances, and collective healing practices, this series offers a platform to those most impacted by state-sanctioned violence and offers a constructive framework for understanding the intersections of art, suffering, and healing.
Free. Seating is limited and unassigned. This does not include admission to the museum.
About Live Free USA
Live Free is a nonprofit and social justice network dedicated to ending gun violence, mass incarceration, and mass criminalization through education, advocacy, and direct action. They are driven by a mission to build community power and agency by reimagining public safety and increasing civic engagement. Live Free sees a world with safe, equitable communities for all and where every person is safely and peacefully connected to community.
The Kehinde Wiley Speaker Series is made possible by the generous support of Google.org.
The Harris Family
Charles and Brandi Hudson
Kaitlyn and Mike Krieger
Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman
Paul L. Wattis Foundation
Additional support is provided by the Adamolekun Family, Lisa Blackwell, Quinn Delaney and Wayne Jordan, Delvecchio and Kelly Finley, Bryan and Tara Meehan, Elaine A. Mellis, The Plexo Foundation, Soho House, Lisa and Jim Zanze, and the Contemporary Support Council.
Free admission on select weekends is generously underwritten by Google.org. Year-round, Free Saturdays admission for Bay Area residents is generously underwritten by Diane B. Wilsey and programming is supported by the Koret Foundation and Wells Fargo.
Images courtesy of Live Free USA