We hope you’ll join us September 15th at the Ford Foundation in NYC for WORD*ROCK*&SWORD: Beyond The Hashtag.
It’s destined to be a wonderful evening of performance, cocktails and community-building. Seating is limited; if you’ve yet to do so, CLICK HERE TO RSVP.
To stay up-to-date and read about the panelists and performers, be sure to check out #BeyondTheHashtag on Facebook.
Art and technology are powerful tools for resistance, inspiration and transforming culture–all critical components of lasting justice movements. Astraea supports organizations and artist-activists working to end the racial, economic, and gender-based oppression that frequently manifests as police violence. Our grantee partners have been at the forefront of the anti-criminalization movement in the U.S. for more than a decade. Today, we are witnessing the movement gain incredible momentum.
We look forward to seeing you at Beyond The Hashtag.
#BeyondTheHashtag Panelist Spotlight
| “We founded Krudas Cubensi in 1998 with the intention of offering our own perspectives of representation and also to incorporate a feminist discourse to the prevalent discourses of masculinity.”
OLIVIA PRENDES, KRUDAS CUBENSI | READ MORE
| “Im most consistently obsessed with diaspora (home/place/body) and the way we architect our own possibilities. Ive often said my work is about what it takes to live a life.”
J. BOB ALOTTA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ASTRAEA; FILMMAKER | READ MORE
“We are uniting to defend the dreams of our father and mothers — LGBTQ ancestors who have long been outspoken members of movements to challenge police profiling.”
CHRIS BILAL, STREETWISE AND SAFE | READ MORE
“I understand the history and I also expect that Black queer artists will do their jobs and take their place and not be deterred by any of it. It is why we are here.”
TOSHI REAGON, MUSICIAN | READ MORE
“If not for social media and community members that saw a need to counter the narrative and the lies, I’m sure Mike Brown would have been another dead Black boy that went by unnoticed.
ASHLEY YATES, MILLENNIAL ACTIVISTS UNITED | READ MORE