Black Lives Matter
The art, activity, dance, and protest of skating.
I am in the shower washing off the day’s yard work. Mid-scrub I realize I missed a Black Lives Matter Cleveland rally in support of defunding the police. Relief pours over me.
On the anti-racist anthology about forty items police officers mistook for guns.
A list of resources, petitions, organizations, and mutual aid funds that support the Black Lives Matter movement.
On the cannibalization of black pain and how we free ourselves from it.
Leigh visited the conceptual artist’s New York studio, where they exchanged ideas about public engagement, generating community, and practicing acts of resistance in the art world.
“I don’t want the kind of career where everything is sensible and safe; I’d rather suffer through the anxiety of wondering where I’m going next than suffer the boredom of dancing in the same safe square.”
Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro testifies that James Baldwin’s embattled America is still our own.