When Yes Means No: A Roundtable on Consent in Carnival Culture

Twenty year old Brooklynite Tiarah Poyau was killed at J’Ouvert in 2016 after not consenting to grinding with a man. Her death sparked conversation on consent, risk, and sexuality at J’Ouvert and other festivals. This conversation unpacks sexuality and consent in Caribbean festival culture and demystifies misconceptions around cultural traditions.

Schedule:

  • 7 pm NYC premiere of Bottom in De Road (Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, 2015, 50 min.), a documentary that investigates how women’s bodies act as sites of empowerment and objectification in Caribbean carnival culture
  • 8 pm Panel discussion moderated by Shelley Worrell, founder of caribBEING. Panelists include recording artist Lyrikal; Pastor Monrose, Director of Faith-based and Clergy Initiatives at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office; Nicole “Zyoness” Crowley, model, plus-size advocate, and community activist; and Rosamond S. King, Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College and author of Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination
  • 9 pm Reception at the caribBEING House in the Biergarten (weather permitting)










When: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum
200 Eastern Parkway (Washington Ave.)
718-638-5000
Price: $16, includes museum admission
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Twenty year old Brooklynite Tiarah Poyau was killed at J’Ouvert in 2016 after not consenting to grinding with a man. Her death sparked conversation on consent, risk, and sexuality at J’Ouvert and other festivals. This conversation unpacks sexuality and consent in Caribbean festival culture and demystifies misconceptions around cultural traditions.

Schedule:

  • 7 pm NYC premiere of Bottom in De Road (Oyetayo Raymond Ojoade, 2015, 50 min.), a documentary that investigates how women’s bodies act as sites of empowerment and objectification in Caribbean carnival culture
  • 8 pm Panel discussion moderated by Shelley Worrell, founder of caribBEING. Panelists include recording artist Lyrikal; Pastor Monrose, Director of Faith-based and Clergy Initiatives at the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office; Nicole “Zyoness” Crowley, model, plus-size advocate, and community activist; and Rosamond S. King, Associate Professor of English at Brooklyn College and author of Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination
  • 9 pm Reception at the caribBEING House in the Biergarten (weather permitting)