Virtual 2020 National Conference Plenary Panel
Friday March 20th, 2020
Activist, scholar, performance artist and original member of the Black Lives Matter Movement, Funmilola Fagbamila, discusses the history of BLM and strategies for self-care amidst a taxing and demanding political climate. Burnout is a familiar phenomenon in activist circles and social justice communities. This presentation will engage the balance between community organizing and self-sustenance, and strategies for activists to employ for optimal wellness. Lastly, Fagbamila will perform an abridged version of her stage play The Intersection: Woke Black Folk. Called “timely, brilliant and necessary” by Angela Davis, it is a public dialogue on the complexities of Black political identity.
– Funmilola Fagbamalia (Scholar, Activist, Playwright)