From Black Perspectives:
Black Perspectives, the award-winning blog of the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS), is hosting an online forum on Sandra Bland (1987-2015), Black women, and police violence to commemorate her life and to recognize the three-year anniversary of her death (July 13, 2018).
The forum centers Sandra Bland’s life and death through which contributors analyze the larger issues upon which her case touches, including police violence, white male patriarchal supremacy, the surveillance state, African American history in the U. S. South, #BlackLivesMatter, Black feminism, the politics of refusal, #SayHerName, the carceral state, and protest art. While many of the essays respond to the dashcam footage of Bland’s arrest on the afternoon of Friday, July 10, 2015, authors also explore the “Sandy Speaks” videos she recorded in early 2015 as well as the numerous poems, paintings, and other creative works generated in response to her death.
The forum begins on Monday, July 9, 2018 and concludes on Friday, July 13, 2018, the 3-year anniversary of Bland’s death. During the week of the online forum, Black Perspectives will publish new blog posts every day at 5:30AM EST.
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