Part Two of The Drinking Gourd’s Afrofuturism roundtable series.
Tune in heroines, wake up femme and female protagonists. We need you.
Users have created an entire genre of videos designed to scare away would-be harassers and help vulnerable people navigate dodgy situations.
“The message is, ‘I know you’re watching me.'”
Art by Kayan Cheung-Miaw in collaboration with Forward Together.
Kayan is is a mama, artist, organizer, and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area. Originally from Hong Kong, and raised in New York Chinatown. She writes: “Although the use of face masks for a variety of reasons is common in many Asian countries, early coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic typically associated the image with contagion. My art reclaims the image in order to resist the dehumanization of Asians promoted by the current U.S. administration. My image reminds that in times of crisis, we can choose solidarity over scapegoating. In the current crisis, our survival depends on one another.”
People will always try to capitalize on the fear and confusion of others, and the coronavirus panic is no exception.
When we don’t tell our stories, it allows others to write the narrative for us—or worse, exclude us entirely from it.
“The impacts of surveillance go beyond lawsuits or those specific moments in time.”
“Taken separately, many of these posters give viewers snapshots of a particular time, but when gathered together, patterns and stereotypes emerge, as well as contrasts in how certain characters are depicted in different markets.”
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- Immigrants and Refugees
If our families don’t get counted in the Census, Georgia loses out on dollars to support our communities. More than 300 federal programs will use data from the 2020 Census to distribute funding. In Georgia, $23.8 billion dollars in resources are on the line. The more accurate the Census count is in our communities, the more likely we are to get the resources we need and deserve.