Triple Consciousness: Body Rock, the first panel discussion at the Brooklyn Museum
Triple Consciousness: Body Rock, at the first in a 3-part panel discussion series at the Brooklyn Museum, 10/8/14

Triple Consciousness is a three-part discussion series where scholars, educators, artists, writers, activists and cultural workers engage in public dialogues exploring themes of black female identity in mainstream culture.

The second panel, “Mythologies of the Diva: Reexamining the Image of Black Women in Pop Culture,” is moderated by human rights activist and broadcaster Shani Jamila and uses the “Long Table” format, which invites the audience to the table for an informal dialogue with the panel discussants.

Participants will investigate the archetypal role of the diva in pop culture and examine, criticize and recreate a narrative around their own ideas of the diva as they pertain to black female identity.

Panelists include performers April Matthis and Okwui Okpokwasili; Kameelah Rasheed, creative director of Mambu Badu and studio instructor at the Brooklyn Museum; Amanda Seales, artist and media culture critic; and Adaku Utah, founder of community healing space SouLar Bliss.

WHAT: Discussion Series: Triple Consciousness: “Mythologies of the Diva”

WHEN: Saturday, November 8, 2:00pm

WHERE: The Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 4th Floor

HOW MUCH: Free with Museum admission

WHAT ELSE: Seating is first-come, first-served. Co-presented by MAPP International Productions and 651 ARTS; curated by Ebony Noelle Golden.


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