Freedom to Learn Day of Action Media Briefing

Hotel Monteleone 214 Royal Street, New Orleans, New Orleans, United States

Type of Event: In-Person Day of Event Contact: Kimani K. Hamilton (504) 881-4960 Speakers will include Marc Morial, Barbara Arnwine, local HBCU Presidents/ Administrators, and Urban League affiliate CEOs

Under Attack: Fighting the Assaults on Black Queer and Black Feminist Studies

Opportunities Industrial Center & Online 402 E Virginia St,, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, United States

Type of Event: Virtual Day of Event Contact: [email protected] Across the country, right-wing politicians and Republican-controlled legislatures are moving to eliminate and censor the teaching of Black feminism and Black queer studies. Cloaked behind the tropes of parents’ rights, the fragility of white youth, and the danger of Critical Race Theory, these forces seek to curtail the political education, freedom dreams, and collective resistance of Black communities and young people more broadly. Our panelists will detail how these current political strategies of censorship, anti-Blackness, and homophobia are part of a long history of attacks on Black Studies and Black Feminism; why Black Feminism and Black Queer Studies are central to the liberation of Black people; and how we can and must fight back. This panel aligns with the National Day of Action planned by the African American Policy Forum.