Last week, Race Forward launched “#RaceAnd,” a special eight-part video series that explores the many ways race intersects with all the other important issues that impact people of color. The first four videos explored race in relation to gender, class, immigration status, body, disability and sexuality. In the final videos in the series, four more dynamic people provide perspectives on how the combination of race and tribal sovereignty, religion, gender, disability and class impact their lives on a personal and systemic level.
“#RaceAnd” is produced by Kat Lazo, Race Forward’s video production specialist. You can watch the first half of the series here, and the last four videos below. Make sure to join the conversation online using the #RaceAnd hashtag.
Jamia Wilson: Executive Director of Women, Action, & the Media! (WAM!)
Whether it’s through her activism or her writing, Jamia leads through an intersectional lens because she believes that “there’s a problem when we’re not actually understanding that the liberation of all people makes us all free.” To learn more about Jamia visit JamiaWilson.com and follow her at @jamiaw. To learn more about WAM! visit WomenActionMedia.org.
Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi: Performance Artist, Goddess, Ancient Jazz Priestess of Mother Africa
Lady Dane, a multitalented artist, addresses the combination of race, gender and class in her “#RaceAnd” video. To learn more about Lady Dane, visit Ladydanefe.com and follow her at @THELadyDane.
Judith LeBlanc: Member of Caddo Tribe of Oklahoma, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance
Native women are often forgotten in race conversations. Judith discusses how her race, gender and tribal sovereignty interact with and inform each another. Learn more about Judith and her work here and follow her at @JudithLeBlanc.
Sonny Singh: Musician, Social Justice Educator
Sonny shares how he navigates the world as a turban-wearing Sikh man. He also talks about using his privileged identities—cisgender, heterosexual, abled-bodied, middle class, man—to stand in solidarity with others. Learn more about Sonny’s work as a social justice educator at SonnySingh.com, listen to his band, Red Baraat, and follow him at @brooklynsingh.