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PauliTalks: Black Queer Art & 2020

Hosted by Des Gatewood and co-sponsored by DurmTalks and the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice, PauliTalks is a welcoming, liberated virtual space that seeks to highlight local politics and community issues, all while uplifting the name, life, and legacy of our ancestor Pauli Murray.

For this series of PauliTalks events, we will focus on the topic: #allBlacklivesmatter. In this panel, Black queer artists Jade Wilson and Gemynii Storer will discuss the story of the Black Lives Matter resistance in Durham through photography and creative arts.

We’ll be on Zoom and live via the Pauli Murray Center’s Facebook page. Join us on Zoom on October 20 at 6:30 PM.

Gemynii is a Durham based black, queer, fat multidisciplinary artist whose creative platform is centered around celebrating and uplifting the magic of black femmes through art, music, and activism.

Jade Wilson is a documentary photographer and video artist based in the Raleigh-Durham area. They became interested in telling stories in 2012 when they took their first photography class. Since then, Jade has taken portraits that examine the self in relation to others and reveal the identity of an individual and a community. Their focus on finding the beauty behind the pain of love and isolation is informed by their past. With a trained eye in graphic design, the elements of art and principles of design are second nature, but being cognizant of the space around them, the person in front of them, and what they feel while shooting is more important than technique.

Sponsorship: This program is sponsored by the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice with support from a NC CARES: Humanities Relief Grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council. Funding for NC CARES has been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act economic stabilization plan.