My Body is A Monument: An Evening with Caroline Randall Williams
October 28, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an evening of critical insight, deep reflection, and stimulating conversation featuring internationally acclaimed essayist, poet, performance artist, scholar, and catalyst for change Caroline Randall Williams.
Join us as we explore the perspectives of Black women and women of color and the trauma of racism fueled by the serial acts of oppression. The evening will spark conversation around increased empathy and understanding of the different cultural experiences and their impact on behaviors to both increase tolerance of others and to decrease judgment of others.
Randall Williams, author of the New York Times opinion 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.
The event is hosted by The City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health & Intellectual disAbility Services’ Engaging Males of Color (EMOC) Initiative in collaboration with First Person Arts. EMOC and First Person Arts believe that by acknowledging the historic oppression of women of color, the challenges faced by men of color can be more holistically addressed.