For BLACK LIVES MATTER at 50/50, Lynnette Miranda will "Based in Action: Unlearning and Allyship," alongside critical discussions by artists ad organizers Jose Faus and Cat Mahari.
"Allyship is not supposed to look like this, folks. It’s not supposed to be about you. It’s not supposed to be about your feelings. It’s not supposed to be a way of glorifying yourself at the expense of the folks you claim to be an ally to. It’s not supposed to be a performance. It’s supposed to be a way of living your life that doesn’t reinforce the same oppressive behaviors you’re claiming to be against." –Mia McKenzie, Black Girl Dangerous
What does being an ally mean in concrete and practical terms? How do we enact unlearning and decolonizing knowledge while situating our practices in action? Through conversation, we will compile and exchange strategies on decentering our practices and challenging white supremacy in our daily lives. We will touch on The Undercommons by Fred Moten and Stefano Harney, and introduce ideas around radical resistance. Together we will create a shared and generative space for knowledge building and growth. While this is a safe collective space for all, this is not a space for individual reflection.