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April 11, 2019
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Reclaiming the Narrative: Analyzing the White Supremacist Roots of Anti-Muslim Violence

an incisive and clear-cut analysis of white supremacy and anti-muslim racism by two young women from the islamic center of rochester, Halima Aweis and Hibah Arshad. the interview by Darien Lamen was part of Reclaiming the Narrative‘s longer news program on april 5, 2019. this is … Continue reading

April 5, 2019
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April 5, 2019: Analyzing the White Supremacist Roots of Anti-Muslim Violence

this is such an excellent discussion about white supremacy and anti-muslim racism (starts at 6:30). so proud of Halima Aweis, Hibah Arshad and Navaira Aslam for understanding history, systems, and the deep connections b/w various forms of violence all around the globe. thank u Darien Lamen for … Continue reading

April 4, 2019
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Photographing Tonya Noel

The gorgeous (and brilliant) Tonya Noel, of Flower City Noire Collective, captured so beautifully, so tenderly by the gorgeous (and brilliant) Erica Jae. For The Injured Body: A Film about Racism in America. So many incredible women in our community ♥

March 23, 2019
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ballet in a studio

beautiful #shoot this #morning at #georgehall #dance #studio in #rochesterny our #ballerina was the stunning María José Rodríguez-Torrado the piece #choreographed by Mariko Yamada is meant to #subvert #ballet’s #restrictive #technique by introducing #freer #movement and more #perceptible #breathing it … Continue reading