Aysha Lamara: "Racism Be..."
Aysha Lamara is a young organizer and community leader. She has just graduated from Webster Groves High School and plans to attend Tuskegee University in the fall. Over the last four years, she has dedicated her time and efforts to education and action around racism in her own community and the broader St. Louis Region, organizing events and facilitating discussions on equity regarding access to education and the school to prison pipeline. A fervant womanist, Aysha seeks to ensure that all facets of the movement for liberation include the whole community. As a young bisexual black femme, she has used her life to make space for unique voices and shed light on necessary issues within the culturescape.
In this workshop, we will analyze and list the various ways misogynoir and racism work to oppress and dehumanize black women and girls. Each form of oppression will be presented with a respective form of resistance in the form of self care acts and mindsets. Focusing on non traditional forms of resistance that are not rooted in respectability or assimilation, but seek to uplift the human with black women's needs and unique circumstances.