The Movement for Black Lives Now

When: Tuesday, September 19, 6:30pm
Price: Free for all! Pre-registration is required.
Photo Credit: Caleb-Michael Files

Free! Nearly five years after the rallying cry #BlackLivesMatter, the Movement for Black Lives has put forth a broad platform connecting systemic racism and criminal justice reform with issues such as gender discrimination, anti-immigrant sentiment, and economic inequality. Join BYP100 NYC organizer Christopher Paul Harris as he leads an evening of discussion exploring the past, present, and future of the Movement for Black Lives and its impact on the political and cultural landscape of New York and beyond.

Jewel Cadet, NYC Chapter Co-Chair for the Black Youth Project 100
Donovan X. Ramsey, freelance journalist for The New York Times and BuzzFeed, among others
Kei Williams, Organizer for #BlackLivesMatter
Deva Woodly, Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School
Christopher Paul Harris (moderator), Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York

This program accompanies a new section on the Movement for Black Lives in our ongoing exhibition Activist New York

This event is free and open to the public but pre-registration is required. 
Includes Museum admission.

About the Speakers:
Jewel Cadet
is one of the NYC Chapter Co-Chairs of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100) and the Program Manager of Youth and Community Empowerment for the Center for Anti-Violence Education (CAE). She is a Self-Defense Instructor, Advocator, Educator, Comrade and Community Member within the LGBQIA-TGNC community. 

Donovan X. Ramsey is a journalist and emerging voice on the topics of racial identity, politics and patterns of power in America. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Atlantic, GQ, The New Republic, Gawker, BuzzFeed, Vice and Ebony, among others.

Kei Williams is a queer trans masculine identified organizer with #BlackLivesMatter, NYC Chapter. A self-taught visual artist & graphic designer, they assist small businesses and non-profit organizations with communications, marketing, and social media. Centering those who are queer, gender non-binary and transgender, and those who suffer from mental illness, the aims of their work is to transform the narrative from an individual to a systemic analysis of structural racism. 

Deva Woodly is an Assistant Professor of Politics at the New School. Her research focuses on the impact of civic discourse on democratic practice, especially from the point of view of ordinary citizens, political advocates, and social movements.

Christopher Paul Harris (moderator) is an organizer in the Black Youth Project 100’s NYC chapter, an Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow at the Museum of the City of New York, and a PhD candidate in Politics and Historical Studies at the New School for Social Research.

Groups of 10 or more get discounts and priority seating, email or call us at or 917-492-3395.

Assistive listening devices are available during our events. Our auditorium can accommodate manual wheelchairs, however, our wheelchair lift cannot currently accommodate electric or motorized wheelchairs. Please contact the Public Programs Department at 917.492.3395 or with any questions or concerns. 


Programs offered in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation. Activist New York is the inaugural exhibition in The Puffin Foundation Gallery, which is dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future.

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