Sister Outsider: Say Her Name


WhoAbby Dobson

Description: This multimedia performance session and discussion of songs (both original and re- interpreted) inspired by progressive social movements, including Say Her Name and Black Lives Matter, and author Audre Lorde’s collection of essays entitled “Sister Outsider”, will reflect on the potential of music to inspire empathy for marginalized Black women and girls. Through the performance and talk presentation, the presenter seeks to engage in a historical remembering/re-membering of black women’s voices, struggles, sacrifices, resilience, modes of resistance and joy. Exploring the connection between art and politics, the session will also interrogate the role of the artist as citizen and elucidate how music and performance can function as tools for cultivating empathy to inspire action towards transformative social change.



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