"Black & Brown Lives: Justice Over Social Divides" a panel discussion

"Black & Brown Lives: Justice Over Social Divides" a panel discussion

2.25.2016

This panel discussion will focus on case studies that show how Black Lives Matter has come to function as a banner that has unified many other social movements. The speakers will draw from their own professional experiences as “teaching artists” and organizers to discuss movements, including work recently published by professor Dave Stovall about the speakers’ involvement in the development of the Little Village Lawndale High School Campus, an award-winning school whose construction is a story of creative, youth-led community building. 

Esmeralda Baltazar is a visual artist and educator at the Highlander Research and Education Center in New Market, TN, where she works with a number of cultural organizing and youth initiatives across the southern United States that focus on building multilingual spaces and multicultural coalition building.  

Aquil Charlton is a hip-hop musician and visual artist who currently is an artist in residence at Chicago’s Urban Gateways and ALT-City ensembles. In 2011, Charlton traveled to Pakistan as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department before accepting a U.S. State Department One Beat fellowship.