Event Photo Triple Consciousness: Mythologies of the “Diva”

Tickets: Museum Admission


Sat, Nov 8 | 2 pm

Re-examining the image of Black women in Pop-Culture

Co-presented by MAPP International Productions and Brooklyn Museum; curated by Ebony Noelle Golden.

Brooklyn Museum, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Forum, 4th Floor

Tickets available in person only on day of event.
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Triple Consciousness: Mythologies of the “Diva”

Derived from W.E.B. Dubois’s concept of “Double Consciousness”, “Triple Consciousness” speaks more acutely to the experience of black women as both black and American and also female. Through a series of three public dialogs, Triple Consciousness delves into and looks beyond the current representations of Black female identity in mainstream media and culture. Each conversation features a different theme to explore black women on “stage” and in pop-culture, and to reframe black feminism(s) in the 21st Century. Formats and discussants vary for a dynamic conversation with audience participation.
This conversation, moderated by human rights activist and broadcaster Shani Jamila, uses the “Long Table” format, which invites the audience to the table with preselected discussants to encourage an informal dialog on a serious subject. Participants will consider the archetypal role of the “diva” in pop culture, and will examine, criticize and recreate a narrative around their own ideas of the “diva” as they pertain to black female identity. Discussants include performers April Matthis and Okwui Okpokwasili; Kameelah Rasheed, Creative Director of Mambu Badu and studio instructor at the Brooklyn Museum; Amanda Seales, artist and media culture critic; and Adaku Utah, founder of the community healing space, SouLar Bliss.

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