Thursday, November 19, 2015
On July 2, 1964 the hard-fought battles of the Civil Rights movement garnered legislation to desegregate America’s workplaces. White Collar Black Body seeks to examine the myriad ways in which black workers are shaping and being shaped by the politics of Corporate America. This multi-media project aims to bring voice to the complex web of sociological, psychological, and economic dynamics experienced by black professionals. Deploying mediums such as creative writing, visual and performance art, and audio narrative, White Collar Black Body provides a space to unpack and affirm layers of black identity and ultimately dissect the heart of what it means to be black at work in 21st Century America.
This program is organized in collaboration with the Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program.