Tue, Apr 05|
*IN-PERSON* AMERICA, GODDAM with Treva Lindsey and Uché Blackstock
America, Goddam explores the combined force of anti-Blackness, misogyny, patriarchy, and capitalism in the lives of Black women and girls in the United States today
Time & Location
Apr 05, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Brooklyn, 1090 St Johns Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11213, USA
About the Event
A powerful account of violence against Black women and girls in the United States and their fight for liberation.
Through personal accounts and hard-hitting analysis, Black feminist historian Treva B. Lindsey starkly assesses the forms and legacies of violence against Black women and girls, as well as their demands for justice for themselves and their communities. America, Goddam powerfully demonstrates that the struggle for justice begins with reckoning with the pervasiveness of violence against Black women and girls in the United States.
Combining history, theory, and memoir, America, Goddam renders visible the gender dynamics of anti-Black violence. Black women and girls occupy a unique status of vulnerability to harm and death, while the circumstances and traumas of this violence go underreported and understudied. Lindsey also shows that the sanctity of life and liberty for Black men has been a galvanizing rallying cry within Black freedom movements. But Black women—who have been both victims of anti-Black violence as well as frontline participants in it, and quite often architects of these freedom movements—are rarely the focus. Black women have led movements demanding justice for Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, Toyin Salau, Riah Milton, Aiyana Stanley-Jones, and countless other Black women and girls whose lives have been curtailed by numerous forms of violence. Across generations and centuries, their refusal to remain silent about violence against them led many to envisioning and building toward Black liberation through organizing and radical politics. Echoing the energy of Nina Simone's searing protest song that inspired the title, America, Goddam is a call to action in our collective journey toward just futures.
Treva B. Lindsey, PhD is a Black feminist historian and Associate Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at The Ohio State University. She is the recipient of several prestigious fellowships including the ACLS/Mellon Scholars and Society Fellowship, The Equity for Women and Girls of Color Fellowship at Harvard University, and The Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. Lindsey is the founder of the Transformative Black Feminisms Initiative at Ohio State and the co-founder of Black Feminist Night School at Zora’s House in Columbus, Ohio. Her latest book entitled America, Goddam: Violence, Black Women, and The Struggle for Justice (April 2022) explores contemporary violence against Black women and girls and how they mobilize to halt violence against them. Her first book, Colored No More: Reinventing Black Womanhood in Washington D.C., was honored as a Choice Outstanding Academic title of 2017.
She has written for outlets such as Time, The Washington Post, CNN, Bustle, Ms. Magazine, Al Jazeera, BET, Complex, NBC, Vox, The Root, Huffington Post, Popsugar, Teen Vogue, Grazia UK, The Grio, Zora, Women’s Media Center, and Cosmopolitan. Lindsey has also been a featured commentator on NPR, MSNBC, BBC, BET, BNC, and PBS. Her work on Black women and girls, race, gender, sexuality, culture, and politics encompasses the far-reaching and often untold effects of current events and pop culture moments on marginalized communities.
Dr. Uché Blackstock is a physician and thought leader on bias and racism in health care. Dr. Blackstock founded Advancing Health Equity in 2019 with the goal of partnering with healthcare organizations to dismantle racism in healthcare and to close the gap in racial health inequities.
In 2019, Dr. Blackstock was recognized by Forbes magazine as one of “10 Diversity and Inclusion Trailblazers You Need to Get Familiar With”. In 2020, she was one of thirty-one inaugural leaders awarded an unrestricted grant for her advocacy work from the Black Voices for Black Justice Fund.
Dr. Blackstock’s writing, including numerous OpEd’s, has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Scientific American, the Washington Post and STAT News for the Boston Globe. In June 2020 she became a Yahoo! News Medical Contributor and appeared regularly on radio and cable news programming to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic and to raise the alarm about racial health inequities.
In April 2021, Dr. Blackstock became an exclusive MSNBC medical contributor. In June 2021, she signed a book deal with Penguin Random House Books for her generational memoir, Legacy: A Black Physician Reckons with Racism in Medicine. Legacy is due to be published in July 2023.
Dr. Blackstock received both her undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University.
Book + entry
This ticket includes a copy of AMERICA, GODDAM and entry to the event. Treva will be signing copies after an author talk. This is for pick-up only; there is an additional fee for the book to be shipped.$24.95Tax: +$2.00 NYS
Entry (no book)
This ticket includes entry to the event. Copies of AMERICA, GODDAM may be limited and unavailable for purchase. Limited spaces are available.$0.00
Book + tote + entry
Pre-order a book and a tote and receive a $5 discount. This ticket also includes entry to the event. Different tote types will be available for your choosing at the event.$35.00Tax: +$2.80 NYS