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New Black City at #BlackTrust: Chuck Turner Arts & Lecture Series 

When: October 20, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: 184 Dudley St. #200, Boston, MA
Ages allowed: All Ages
Cost: Free
New Black City at #BlackTrust: Chuck Turner Arts & Lecture Series 

This year, we welcome Shari Davis and Marlon Forrester to the #BlackTrust stage.

As part of our October Assembly titled: “all of the threatened and delicious things joining one another,” this #BlackTrust lecture will focus on participatory governance and what is possible in cities where community power is centered, BIPOC and working class voices drive decision, and Black creativity and innovation is honored. New. Black. City.

Shari Davis is a community organizer and youth advocate. They are the co-executive director of the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP), an organization that empowers everyday citizens with the ability to directly manage public money.

Marlon Forrester, born in Guyana, South America, is an artist and educator. Forrester graduated from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, B.A 2008 and Yale School of Art, M.F.A. 2010. He is a resident artist at African-American Masters Artist Residency Program (AAMARP). Forrester’s paintings, drawings, sculptures, and multimedia works reflect meditations on the exploitation implicit in the simultaneous apotheosis and fear of the muscular black figure in America.

This event will also be livestreamed via Zoom. More info to come.

Black Trust is an ongoing initiative of the Boston Ujima Project, to build a community space for engagement and celebration around economic, political, and cultural transformation.