Tuesday, March 30
2:00 – 3:15 PM (EST)
Greyboy and Black Magic
A conversation with authors Cole Brown and Chad Sanders
Join authors Cole Brown (Greyboy: Finding Blackness in a White World) and Chad Sanders (Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph) as they discuss their books, work and research in a moderated conversation to end with Q&A.
ABOUT THE BOOKS:
GREYBOY asks an important question: What is Blackness?Greyboy is a collection of introspective essays that follows the journey of Black identity when subsumed in an environment of white privilege. Cole digs into the places where, in youth, a greyboy’s difference is most acutely felt: parenting, police brutality, Trumpism, depression, and dating, to name a few.
BLACK MAGIC explores Black experiences in predominantly white environments and demonstrates the risks of self-betrayal and the value of being yourself. In moving essays, Chad dives into his formative experiences to see if they might offer the possibility of discovering or honing this skill. He tests his theory by interviewing Black leaders across industries to get their take on Black Magic. The result is a revelatory and very necessary book.
Presented by Center for Black Visual Culture (CBVC) & Institute of African American Affairs (IAAA) at New York University; Co-sponsored by the Department of Photography & Imaging-NYU Tisch School of the Arts