This Is How We Move
Wherever you are right now, the movement for racial justice is loud.
Things have changed and people are feeling the surge of make-it-happen, because there’s no going back. We are living and creating After Ferguson, Staten Island, Cleveland, Baltimore.
With leadership by people of color and an understanding of history, institutional racism and whiteness, people of all races, all genders, classes and nationalities, are helping to build a broad movement for racial justice. We are organizers, scientists, faith leaders, youth, artists, janitors, executives, philanthropists, grandmas, electeds, musicians, teachers, shop owners, chefs, brothers, lawyers, cashiers, journalists, neighbors and parents.
This Is How We Move is a multi-media collection of interviews with people who are actors in this broad movement for racial justice. It’s about how we – individuals and groups – move differently, how we move others, and how we move together to create the change we want to see. Each one of us has roles to play in ending the centuries-long patterns of systemic racism that oppress communities of color, widen the economic divide and deprive all of us of our humanity.
Between June 2 and July 21, 2015, we will post interviews with presenters in the #BlackLivesMatter_SEA Pecha Kucha series, a collaboration between Pecha Kucha Night Seattle, Northwest African American Museum and Seattle People of Color Salon. Like this performance series, This Is How We Move aims to amplify the voices of people who are situated differently in this movement, to show and inspire pathways to justice.
This Is How We Move is a labor of love by June Nho Ivers, Diana Falchuk, Leilani Lewis, Davida Ingram and Ana Pinto da Silva.
This first video in the This Is How We Move series features funny and fierce consultant, event planner and creative luminary Lulu Luzviminda Carpenter of Uzuri Consulting and Productions. Lulu is also part of WonderLab Culture Collective, which is focused on economic, healing and transformative justice. Among Lulu’s upcoming events is a Fundraiser to help send Generative Somatics students from the Seattle community to San Fransisco to learn how to be more effective movement workers and transformative healers. This will be Lulu’s third year in a training series to build their and others’ skills to move toward their visions with an embodied leadership. @lulunation206 #lulunation