Online Event: Ancestors at Play: Audacity and Visibility in The Queer Black Archive
April 22, 2021 – 6:00PM to 7:30PM EST
Join artist and archivist Alanna Fields, artist and historian Noelle Lorraine Williams, and poet and writer Naomi Extra for a dynamic conversation about Black representation in art and how Black queer representation has been historically obscured. Moderated by professor Beryl Satter, co-founder of Queer Newark Oral History Project.
Alanna Fields is a 2020 Lynn and John Kearney Fellow for Equity at Gallery Aferro, and as a culmination of that award, Aferro is working with the Queer Newark Oral History Project and the Departments of African American and African Studies and History at Rutgers University-Newark to offer public engagement with her research and artmaking.
The Fellowship is one of several fully-funded opportunities for artists available in Gallery Aferro’s workspace residency program, and supports women artists of color at any age, to advance gender-based, racial, and economic justice.