LACA: Celestial Object - Black Diamond In The Rough

This presentation and subsequent talkback/panel discussion is an invitation for a community to consider the color ‘Black’ as it is deployed in art and culture. By unpacking the legacy of Blackness (its origins, meanings and weight) we can better account for how Blackness functions in the present. We live in a world marred by contrast - a world that vilifies the color - a world where Black functions as an eraser and, also, a highlighter. We invite you to consider the following inquiries.

Moderator and lecturer - Jahmal B Golden
Curator - Jasmine Nyende 
Panelists - Sarah Gail Armstrong, Kelman Duran, Jasmine Nyende