Archive | June, 2013

4th Meeting L.E.A.D. – Black Power Mixtape

19 Jun

4th Meeting L.E.A.D. – Black Power Mixtape

Hola gente!

Just a friendly reminder and invitation to come out to Treasure City Thrift tonight (June 19) at 7:00 PM for L.E.A.D.’s fourth meeting.  There has been no reading posted because we’re changing it up this week and showing a film instead.

Jena Harris will be screening and facilitating discussion of Black Power Mixtape.

Hope you all can make it!




Community Agreements/Acknowledgements Doc

7 Jun

Community Agreements/Acknowledgements are up!  This is a public doc that can be edited by anyone – please feel free to add your own 🙂


4th Meeting – L.E.A.D.

6 Jun

Let’s see some suggestions for readings/possible docs to screen!

Themes from Meeting #3: school to prison pipeline, prison industrial complex, codependency, just to name a few…

Notes – Meeting 6/5/13

6 Jun

Notes – Meeting 6/5/13

  • Systemic nature of white supremacy: how people with scientific/intellectual capital get in a room and make a plan
  • Do people trust the U.N.?
  • what does it mean to appeal to the same power structure that upholds the system of oppression?
  • School of the Americas – rebranding of racism
  • systemic squashing of all hope
  • New stat: every 36 hours a black person is murdered by law enforcement – more frequent than slavery in the 1840’s
  • Byron Carter, Jr
  • Genocide: history – term coined by U.N. – holocaust
  • Conquest by Andrea Smith: sexual abuse as foundation of genocide
  • Prison system borne of slavery as way to control black population
  • murder of young black and latino men in ATX
  • upping of Assata Shakur’s ransom
  • FBI putting up billboards in New Jersey re: Shakur
  • What are the cops doing at Queerbomb?
  • Queerbomb hostile to POC?
  • White dudes in headresses
  • Discipline & Punish – Michael Focault
  • Focault – appropriated critical theory from BPP?
  • Co-Dependency: white supremacy – adopting codependent behaviors as a product of living  in it
  • Call behavior modification “dating advice” and put it in Cosmo – brainwashing
  • White supremacy proposes the idea that this is how race/gender/relationships work
  • Who is profiting from this?
  • Being groomed for prison – whistles/bells in schools
  • School to prison pipeline
  • Department of “corrections” – what does that mean?
  • Movements in place to disrupt the system: Shakespeare Behind Bars (documentary)
  • The only viable objective is the abolition of the prison system
  • Supporting existing projects:, anti-Father’s Day, political prisoner writing night
  • Black Power Mixtape – potential doc screening for L.E.A.D. discussion
  • “Queer” as politic vs. identity