London’s Open School East is hosting an evening discussion exploring Black Feminist perspectives in hip hop culture titled Beyond Beyoncé: Use it like a bumper! on June 3.
The public conversation uses hip hop as the starting point in the exploration of Black female bodies and the existence they’re afforded in both mainstream and alternative cultures beyond iconic queens like Beyoncé, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj.
The event brings a performance by Tropical Isles carnival dance troupe as well as discussions and speeches by: dance artist Jamila Johnson-Small; activist, writer and DJ Chardine Taylor-Stone; visual artist Paul Maheke; and writer and teacher Lola Okolosie.
See the event page for details. **