When news of a novel coronavirus arrived in the United States in early January, xenophobia was not far behind. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, reports of racist attacks against Asian Americans increased. As the number of confirmed cases exploded in America, racial disparities in health outcomes became starker. The hardest hit are often Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities—many of whom are essential workers. Before and throughout the pandemic, Black and Brown people across the nation have continued to be murdered at harrowing and unacceptable rates by the police. Join For Freedoms, GYOPO, LACMA, and Stop DiscriminAsian (SDA) for a conversation about the pandemic’s impact on the movement for racial justice, and the country’s long standing health, economic, and racial inequities.
The trauma of racial violence reaches further than any single individual, especially when the news cycle about Black deaths is unavoidable. Panelists will discuss the way violent images of Black suffering have been mediated, circulated, and weaponized; the reinvention of one’s relationship to those images; the utilization of those images without re-traumatization; and the power of art to address anxiety and other harms of racism.*
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Tuesday, July 21.
4 pm on the West Coast; 7 pm East Coast.
From top: Ava DuVernay, photograph by Koury Angelo; Eraka P. Bath; Darnell Hunt; Rashid Johnson, photograph by Kendall Mills, courtesy and © the artist and Hauser & Wirth; Christine Y. Kim (right) and Julie Mehretu in 2016 in Los Angeles, photograph by Rachel Murray; Naima J. Keith. Images courtesy and © the subjects and the photographers.