Whitney Shepard

Black Empire: How white Capital Impacts Black Liberation

Whitney uses she or they pronouns and is a community activist, organizer, and researcher for the movement for Black lives. She was born in San Mateo, California and in 2011 moved out of the state to Washington DC at the age of 22. For her, Black liberation is when difference is celebrated, not subjugated. She was politicized through her student organizing efforts coupled with her study of Afro-pessimism at University California in Irvine, beginning in 2006. She will be hosting a table conversation on Black Empire: How white Capital Impacts Black Liberation, which hopes to invoke strategic conversation about our historic and current material conditions- and what that means for mass movement towards Black liberation in this century.

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