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A painting by Yashua Klos called Diagram of How She Hold it All Together.

Recorded Talks and Other Features from Our Abolition Democracy Fellows

“Salon/Performance: Queer Hip Hop Cypher—Black Healing Portal II: Más allá del tiempo / Beyond Time”

In collaboration with the Park Avenue Armory

May 15, 2022

The Black Aesthetic at Eagle Creek Broadcasted via Montez Press Radio

March 23, 5pm
Free Online
Montez Press Radio presents the full audio recording of The Black Aesthetic: An Evening of Film & Conversation with Sadie Barnette, Rodney Barnette, Leigh Raiford of The Black Studies Collaboratory at UC Berkeley, and The Black Aesthetic collective, hosted at The New Eagle Creek Saloon and presented by The Kitchen.

Presented as part of Sadie Barnette’s recent exhibition, The New Eagle Creek Saloon, the evening featured Sadie Barnette and Rodney Barnette in cross-generational dialogue about their ongoing collaboration and the expansive histories therein, followed by a screening of short films and accompanying discussion as organized by The Black Aesthetic and The Black Studies Collaboratory.

“Music, the Diaspora, and the World: A Conversation with Angélique Kidjo” Featuring Tianna Paschel and Victoria Grubbs

October 28, 2021

“Ella Baker Center: 25th Anniversary Celebration” Featuring Zach Norris

October 27, 2021

“BLACK WOMXN + RADICAL MEDIA : COMMUNITY LECTURE SERIES PT. 2 – Black(Girl) Disrespectability” Featuring Peace And Love El Henson

October 25, 2021

“Sankofa Talks: Black Poetry” Featuring Ra Malika Imhotep

October 21, 2021

“Diagram of How She Hold it All Together”: A Conversation with Yashua Klos and Leigh Raiford

August 13, 2021

“Diagram of How She Hold it All Together”: A Conversation with Yashua Klos and Leigh Raiford August 13, 2021 For the Black Studies Collaboratory in the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley Note: We are working to improve captions for this video. Please contact with any accessibility concerns. Find out more about the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at UC Berkeley:

Diagram of How She Hold it All Together
53” x 52”
Paper construction of woodblock prints and
graphite on archival Japanese rice paper
Courtesy of Yashua Klos