Our first book From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, available in both english and german is available for order from Hopscoth via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Support Black/POC owned businesses, specifically our lovely host, Siddhartha Lokanandi. Amazon doesn’t need your money!
We will discuss the introductory chapter of the book. Please email email@example.com for a PDF if you do not yet have your copy of the book! We will meet again towards the end of the month to discuss the book and our visit to see Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor @ the Haus der Kulturen der Welt From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation on June 5th!
In collaboration with Hopscotch Reading Room and in honor of Black Lives Matter Berlin Month, we will discuss the club, the importance of Black and POC authors, independent publishers, and future books that will be part of our reading list.
The reading group is coordinated by Diana Arce from White Guilt Clean Up. We ask for donations from white participants in the reading group
Diana is a Black-Latinx-american living in Berlin since 2004. teaches, lectures, writes and lead workshops, worldwide, as part of her artistic practice as well as focused on her expertise in activist art, multi-cross cultural representation, and race and gender bias in media, art and tech. She’s featured internationally in film, TV, radio, press and online about her work and cohosts the monthly radio show ‚ Like It Is‘ on reboot.fm.
Her ongoing project White Guilt Clean Up dismantles white privilege and supremacy via providing online and offline services to individuals and groups, while also providing relief, support and empowerment for BIPOCs. She is the creator and founder of Politaoke, the nonpartisan political speech karaoke bar and Director and founder of Artists Without a Cause (AWAC), a non-profit supporting and researching arts and activism. She is also a lead organizer for Black Lives Matter Berlin.
She’s Hampshire College made (BA), has an MFA from the University of Arts, Berlin: Art in Kontext program, and has degrees from the Academy of Rebellion and School for Creative Activism. She’s an autodidact constantly looking for ways to improve her work.
She’s survived an apartment fire, lived in a commune, traveled internationally as well as multiple times across the continental United States and once shepherded a herd of sheep in Hawaii.