Activism and Black Life: A Yearlong Series

"Activism and Black Life" is a yearlong series sponsored by W&L's Africana Studies program. The series includes participants from multiple disciplines and various academic and civic institutions and explores how the struggle for freedom shapes black identity. Events include lectures, panels, roundtables, debates, and the Looking at Blackness (LAB) initiative, which features film screenings and listening sessions focused on The Music and Movies of Black Social Movements. During these programs, we will invite directors and artists to join us for conversations about creative process and artistic purpose. The Student Association for Black Unity (SABU), will provide student facilitators for the post-screening/listening portion of these events.

"Activism and Black Life" shows the complex legacies that created our current racial reality and, by studying the intersection between then and now, equips our community to chart a productive path forward.

Join Us for the Following Events and Activities

Series Archive

LAB: DAMN

September 25, 2020 7:30p.m.
in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and the Student Association for Black Unity

LAB: Nina Simone in Concert

January 26, 2021, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and the Student Association for Black Unity

LAB: Idlewild

Wednesday, March 31, 5:30-6:30p.m.
in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs, the Student Association for Black Unity, and the Office of Community-Based Learning

LAB:Plantation Lullabies

Wednesday, April 14, 5:30-6:30p.m.
in partnership with the Office of Student Affairs and the Student Association for Black Unity

LAB: Fruitvale Station

May 4, 2021 6-7PM
in partnership with Law, Justice, and Society, the Office of Student Affairs, and the Student Association for Black Unity