Off-White™ and Black Discourse Present: Black and Asian Feminist Perspectives on Immigration: Violence, Citizenship, and Solidarity
Part of the I SUPPORT BLACK WOMEN campaign created by Trinice McNally, Black Queer Feminist migrant, survivor, and activist and Virgil Abloh creative director and founder of Off-White™ and hosted in collaboration with Black Discourse - this salon interrogates Black and Asian feminist perspectives on immigration as radical interventions and strategies towards liberation.
Black, communities of color and queer, transgender, and gender expansive migrants are often overlooked in discussions on immigration. At this contemporary moment, how do we center Black and Asian feminist perspectives on immigration? How have U.S. immigration policies further catalyzed racial inequities and violence in our respective communities and diasporas? At the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, class, and citizenship, who are the most impacted by anti-immigration policies and state and quotidian violence? How can we continue to build cross-racial feminist solidarities so that Black, Asian, LGBTQ+, and disabled migrants are not left behind?
Panelists for this discussion include:
- Trinice McNally, Creative Director, I SUPPORT BLACK WOMEN campaign
- Jaimee Swift, Executive Director, Black Women Radicals
- Nana Brantuo, Educator and Writer
- Salonee Bhaman, Co-Leader, Asian-American Feminist Collective
- Julie Ae Kim, Co-Leader, Asian-American Feminist Collective
- Tiffany Diane Tso, Co-Leader, Asian-American Feminist Collective
Watch the other salons in the I SUPPORT BLACK WOMEN series:
Everything You Wear Is Political: Fashion and Black Feminist Politic, here.
Resisting in Global Black Feminisms: Black Feminist Transnational Organizing w/ Anielle Franco, here.
This event is a part of the I SUPPORT BLACK WOMEN campaign created by Trinice McNally, a Black queer feminist migrant, survivor, and activist and Virgil Abloh, chief executive director of Off-White™. I SUPPORT BLACK WOMEN aims to amplify and capture Black Women leaders of all identities (Transgender, Immigrant, Disabled, Fat, Queer, Working-Class) to share their work and why they have dedicated their life to social change and the importance of fashion, arts, culture in creating change.
The I SUPPORT BLACK WOMEN campaign also supports a fundraiser to open a physical location for the School for Black Feminist Politics, the Black feminist political education arm of Black Women Radicals, a Black feminist advocacy organization with a mission to uplift and center Black women and gender expansive people’s radical activism in Africa and in the African Diaspora.
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