A space where Black Womxn share a message, spoken word or poem with their experiences. Creating spaces of hope and relief, to honor a black womxn’s lens. This event was held on 7/21/21.
The R&R event is here to celebrate the vastness of the experiences, struggles, triumphs, power, and beauty of the Black Womxn in this space and beyond. This is an opportunity for UF students’ life experiences to transform and expand the hearts and minds of us all. One of the main purposes of this event is to listen to the embodied wisdom of Black Womxn.
* the term womxn intentionally includes femme/feminine-identifying genderqueer, gender nonconforming, intersex, non-binary individuals, and cis-gender women. Cis-gender refers to someone’s gender identity and/or expression being aligned with their sex assigned at birth.
This event was envisioned and Emcee’ed by Rakeem Robinson, PhD student in the College of Journalism and Communications, in collaboration with the UF CWC Outreach team. Special Thank You to Dr. Rosa West and Dr. Ebony Okafor for supporting this outreach effort so deeply and meaningfully, and Dr. Okafor for her heartfelt intro!
Content Warning: Content within this event references Misogynoir, Sexual Trauma, Colorism, etc.
Title of Original Work
|Pearis||Radical Hope: A4BL||Beyoncé – BIGGER (Official Audio)|
|Venus||The Dark Fight||Andra Day – Rise Up (Lyrics)|
|Jaylah||The Ménage||Billie Holiday God Bless The Child|
|Essence||Counterfeit||Miseducated by: Essence.|
|Wallyah||I Love it Here||Alicia Keys – Girl on Fire (Official Video)|
|Miousnaldy||Puzzle Pieces||Summertime- Ella Fitzgerald|
|Ciera||Unchained||India.Arie – Strength Courage & Wisdom lyrics|
|Adania||Validation to Collectivizing (A4BL to UFBE)||Beyoncé – BROWN SKIN GIRL (Lyrics) ft. SAINt JHN, WizKid, Blue Ivy Carter|
Additional Relevant music:
- Mary Mary Can’t Give Up Now Lyrics
- Destiny’s Child – Survivor (Official Video)
- ‘Undefeated,’ by Rayana Jay, is an anthem for black female athletes | Undefeated | ESPN
- Climbing PoeTree – we rising up
- “Everybody Deserves to Be Free” Deva Mahal with The Resistance Revival Chorus
- Sampa The Great feat. Nicole Gumbe – Black Girl Magik (Official Video)
- Danielle Brooks – Black Woman (Lyrics On Screen)
- Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All (Lyrics)
- Black Gold by Esperanza Spalding [OFFICIAL]
- Alicia Keys – Superwoman (Official Video)
- Mariah Carey – Hero Lyrics (on screen)
- India Arie Beautiful Flower
- Alicia Keys – Good Job (Official Lyric Video)
Here is a local newspaper article about the event: Black Women Share Their Experiences Through Virtual Reframe & Reclaim Event
More resources for Black students can be found at: academics4blacklives.com/for-black-folx