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2021 First Person Arts Anthology Presents – MY BODY IS A MONUMENT: AN EVENING WITH CAROLINE RANDALL WILLIAMS WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY SONIA SANCHEZ
February 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Long time First Person Arts collaborator, Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) Initiative is launching its 2020-2021 series of thought-provoking digital programming with an event featuring the perspectives of Black women and women of color who are dealing with the trauma of racism fueled by serial acts of oppression.
Ms. Randall Williams’ New York Times essay, “You Want a Confederate Monument? My Body is a Confederate Monument,” received international attention in the movement to dismantle systemic racism because it exposed both the race- and gender-based violence perpetrated against Black women in the United States of America. In addition to Ms. Randall Williams, this FREE event will also feature a conversation with four panelists including Trapeta Mayson, Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, musical artist Ursula Rucker, Marangeli Mejia-Rabell, Co-Founder of AfroTaino.event, and the incomparable Sonia Sanchez.