The next scheduled event in the valuable "At the Crossroads: Activating the Intersection of Art & Justice" series is "Black & Female in Rochester: After the Marching Stopped," and will be hosted at Visual Studies Workshop. The artistic prompt for this event will be locally-produced film and video that provokes discourse about the roles black women have played in Rochester 's cultural, social and political movements. These include Kimberle Crenshaw's TED talk "The Urgency of Intersectionality," A Potable TV film on Shirley Chisholm when she came to Rochester in 1971, and "The Black Woman," a 1970 film directed by Stan Lathan. Following the screening, a long table discussion will include elder generations from Rochester's black female community, local artists and activists, and (as always) members of the audience. This event's conversation starters are Terry Chaka, Dr. Cecilia Golden, G. Jean Howard-Cherubim, Delores Jackson Radney, Gaynelle Wethers, Almeta Whitis, and Gaya Shakes, as well as the series' founder and curator Rachel DeGuzman.
"Black & Female" also serves as a prologue to "Black & Female on Film and Video in ROC 1970-1990," to be held January 22, 2020 in collaboration with VSW's Community Curators program.
Wednesday September 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m. Visual Studies Workshop Auditorium, 31 Prince Street. $5. 442-8676; vsw.org.