A New Contract with Black America: Where Do We Go From Here?

Ifeoma Ike at Online

Sun, Nov 8 at 8 p.m.   |   75
Archive: In nearly 6 years of growing Think Olio, we've never taken a break from our programming. Since we've been so focused on keeping it running, we’ve never really been able to take a step back and properly assess what we are offering and take time to build new programs. This finally seems like the right moment. From November 24, 2020 to January 2021 we are going to take our first hiatus from public Olios, but know that we will be working hard behind the scenes to launch new courses and new features for our community to connect online during this time. And of course, we don't plan to leave you hanging during the holidays. To keep you learning during this time, Scenius members will have unlimited access to a library of past Olios right here in our Olio Archive. And for non-members, you can find a few classics below for free. Thanks for all of the support through this crazy time, we can't wait to show you what we've got cooking in the new year! - Chris & David

In this Olio, we’ll explore some of the real considerations missed in the conversation around the “Black Vote,” the misunderstood motivators as to how Black communities vote, and the dismissal in progressive and conservative spaces of Black independence, autonomy and choice. We'll then come together, in session two to process the aftermath of the election and shine some historical context onto the political stage playing out in front of us.

Join us in this Olio to discuss a new contract for Black America (without Ice Cube) and to process whatever the aftermath will be. Either way, America will be different.

While every vote counts, no other demographic is discussed quite like the “Black Vote.” Without fail, the Black community is at the center of attention every four years, experiencing praise with every victory, and blame with every vote. GOTV efforts pull on sentiments of Civil Rights, historical moments of the past, and the fear-mongering of consequences if “yall don’t vote the right way.”

Further complicating matters is the fight for “who is progressive,” with real tensions between centrist and liberal voters pulling once-allied voices ideologically apart. In this Olio, we’ll explore some of the real considerations missed in the conversation around the “Black Vote,” the misunderstood motivators as to how Black communities vote, and the dismissal in progressive and conservative spaces of Black independence, autonomy and choice. We'll then come together, in session two to process the aftermath of the election and shine some historical context onto the political stage playing out in front of us.

 

Teacher: Ifeoma Ike

​Ifeoma Ike, Esq. is a Lehman College Professor, founder of Pink Cornrows and visionary of the Black Policy Lab, which explores how culture, research and policy informs and impacts communities of color. Ify has designed efforts to address mental health, criminal justice, teacher diversity, workforce inclusion, gender-based discrimination and international relief.


Venue: Online

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