The act of resistance demands both collective engagement and intentional interdisciplinary action. While many are on the frontlines sacrificing their bodies, time, and resources for a greater future where Black experience is integral to life understanding and societal design, many are left wondering what their role in resistance can be. And there are also many others who have taken matters into their own realms and are focused on resisting in place.
What does it mean to resist in place? Resisting in place is the act of intentionally challenging existing power dynamics and the status quo in the context of your own respective industry, institution, or creative expression. It is the ability to apply radical imagination to your place in the world and to live that framework in your daily life and works. For examples, see the work of Tunde Wey and Patrice Perkins.
This project seeks to identify and amplify those who are currently resisting in place and provide a pathway forward for those who are still finding their way. The resulting work will be a digital publication segmented by industry, institution, and expression that utilizes a hybrid profile and curriculum model to showcase folks who are currently resisting and their work, contextualize that resistance with learning materials, and amplify a tactical how for those looking to replicate in their own way.
If you are still reading — the ask of you is simple: Share more information about yourself, someone that you know, or someone that you know of, in the form below. Submissions are strictly relegated to person(s) who identify as Black and/or projects where Black people are direct beneficiaries in power dynamic shifts.
Submissions that are selected for profiles will be reached out to with next steps.