Live Wire Fierce and Feminist in Harlem: Women and the Life of a Community
Fierce and Feminist in Harlem: Women and the Life of a Community will look at artists, activists, journeywomen, and others in various cultural and political phenomena whose presence and work in the Harlem community exemplify the concept of feminism. From the numbers racket, to the Harlem Renaissance, to involvement in the Communist Party, the Black Panther Party, and the Young Lords, Fierce and Feminist will consider the extraordinary influence women have had within the Harlem community and beyond and will honor women who were at the intersection of art, politics, and social change, such as pianist Hazel Scott, anthropologist Eslanda Goode Robeson, writer and anthropologist Zora Neale Hurston and activist Yuri Kochiyama.
Presented by the Apollo Theater Education Program in collaboration with While We Are Still Here.
253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Karen D. Taylor, Founder/Executive Director, While We Are Still Here
Karen Chilton, Actor, Dramatist, Author of Hazel Scott
LaShawn D. Harris, Author of Sex Workers, Psychics, and Numbers Runners: Black Women in New York City’s Underground Economy, associate Professor of MSU Dept. of History
Rosemari Mealy, Journalist, Activist, Author of Fidel & Malcolm
Johanna Fernandez, Author of When the World Was Their Stage: A History of the Young Lords in New York, 1969-1976 (Forthcoming, University of North Carolina Press)