Around Town Events

Workspace Resident LaTasha Diggs Performing in ‘MAKING PEACE: THE BLACK BEAUTY BATTLEGROUND!’

From the event invitation:

‘MAKING PEACE: THE BLACK BEAUTY BATTLEGROUND!’ on Wednesday June 30th @ 7.00pm – 9pm

Black beauty can be a battleground, a complicated power. On the small screen, the big screen, in print, media images reject millions, create a weapon used to select, reject, hurt, provoke. Home & >school is often where the trauma starts. Black beauty = privilege & conflict; power & pain. Light skin vs dark? Time to tell untold truths, unspoken realities.

Who owns the power & pain of turning beauty into a battleground? How do you halt a cycle of assault on black women’s beauty? Why does one woman’s beauty = another’s burden? How do we >make peace with our beauty & bodies?


Akiba Solomon – Journalist, Cultural Critic, Author "Naked: Black Women Bear All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips and Other Parts.",

Joan Morgan – Award winning Journalist, Hip Hop Feminist Author, Cultural Critic

Michaela Angela Davis – Cultural Critic, Creative Consultant, Writer

Performances by: Latasha N. Nevada Diggs – Writer, Vocalist, Sound artist Angela S. Arnold - Actress   Moderator:

Esther Armah - WBAI99.5FM Radio Host, International Award-Winning Journalist, Playwright

Entrance: $10

451 West Street (between Bank & Bethune Streets) New York, NY 10014 Phone: (212) 242-4201

This panel is the second of Esther Armah’s New Monthly Live Interactive Emotional Justice Conversation Series: ‘Afrolicious’

Please call 212 209 2812 for more information about this event.