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Under the Blacklight




Though the COVID -19 pandemic did not create the stark social, financial, and political inequalities that define life for many Americans, it has made them more strikingly visible than any moment in recent history. Moderated by Kimberlé Crenshaw, AAPF’s “Under The Blacklight” series seeks to interrupt the narratives, political decisions, and histories that serve as the conditions of possibility for COVID-19’s destruction.

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Past Events

Episode 32

Featuring Barbara Arnwine, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Keith Ellison, Terrance Woodbury, and Patricia Williams.


Episode 31

Featuring Barbara Arnwine, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Keith Ellison, Terrance Woodbury, and Patricia Williams.


Episode 30

Featuring Alicia Garza, Bryanna Jenkins, and Russell Robinson. Moderated by Kevin Minofu.


Episode 29

Featuring Sherrilyn Ifill, Jelani Cobb, and Cornel West. Moderated by Kimberlé Crenshaw.

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Episode 28

Featuring Maximillian Alvarez, Kimberlé Crenshaw, Jean Guerrero, Jared Holt, and Osita Nwanevu. Moderated by Chris Lehmann.


Episode 27

Featuring Nathan Cisneros, Michaela Clayton, Sen. Dallas Harris, Sibusisiwe Ndlela, Toni Newman, Diana Oliva, and Eric Paulk. Moderated by Kevin Minofu.

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Episode 26

Featuring Lilly Amechi, Stacey Davis Gates, Amy Donofrio, Matthew Hawn, Brittany Hogan, Dr. James Whitfield, Leah Watson. Moderated by Sumi Cho.


Episode 25

Featuring Jill Abramson, Paul Butler, Matt Ford, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, Catharine MacKinnon

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Episode 24

Featuring Brad Sears, Alexis McGill Johnson, Rep. Mark Takano, Rashad Robinson, Jennifer Chacón

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Episode 23

Featuring Pat Mitchell, Ruha Benjamin, David Blight, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Bryan Stevenson


Episode 22

Featuring Barbara Arnwine, Dr. Joia Crear Perry, State's Attorney Kim Foxx, Kirsten West Savali

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Episode 21

Featuring Carol Anderson, David Blight, Anoa Changa, Joe Lowndes


Episode 20

Featuring Carol Anderson, Rachel Godsil, Laura Gomez, Charles Lawrence, Janai Nelson, Lisa Rice

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Episode 19

Featuring Alicia Garza, Eddie Glaude Jr., Janine Jackson, Rep. Barbara Lee, Kate Manne, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Kirsten West Savali, Emery Wright

Episode 18

Featuring Wade Davis, Luke Charles Harris, Kiese Laymon, Marlon Peterson, Alvin Starks

Episode 17

Featuring Barbara Arnwine, Alicia Garza, Rep. Barbara Lee, Kirsten West Savali

Episode 16

Featuring Devon Carbado, Erwin Chemerinsky, Suzanne Goldberg, Cheryl Harris, Sherrilyn Ifill, Melissa Murray

Episode 14

Featuring Rep. Ayanna Pressley, Rep. Barbara Lee, State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Episode 13

Featuring Rep. Barbara Lee, Barbara Arnwine, Donna Brazile, Kirsten West Savali, State's Attorney Kim Foxx

Episode 12

Featuring Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Camara Phyillis Jones, Barbara Arnwine, Jonathan Metzl

Episode 11

Featuring Fran Garrett, Rhanda Dormeus, Maria Moore, Sharon Cooper, Gina Best, Sharon Wilkerson

Episode 10

Featuring Keith Ellison, Alicia Garza, Devon Carbado, Robin D.G. Kelley, Maria Moore

Episode 9

Featuring Arundhati Roy, Kiese Laymon, Viet Thanh Nguyen

Episode 8

Featuring LaTosha Brown, Anoa J. Changa, Emery Wright, Crystal Feimster, Talitha LeFlouria

Episode 7

Featuring Carol Anderson, Alex DiBranco, Joe Lowndes, Jason Wilson, Mab Segrest, Dorian Warren

Episode 6

Featuring Josie Duffy Rice, Nina A. Kohn, Marc Lamont Hill, Rebecca Nagle, Ravi Ragbir, Alyosxa Tudor

Episode 5

Featuring David Blight, Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, William Darity Jr., Ibram X. Kendi, Kate Manne

Episode 4

Featuring Kehinde Andrews, Barbara Arnwine, Paul Butler, Jonathan Metzl, Bree Newsome

Episode 3

Featuring Rosa Clemente, Asali Ecclesiastes, Dallas Goldtooth, Daniel HoSang, Mari Matsuda, Rinku Sen

Episode 2

Featuring Dara Baldwin, Janine Jackson, Saru Jayaraman, Naomi Klein, Mily Trevino-Sauceda

Episode 1

Featuring Eve Ensler, Laura Flanders, Eddie Glaude Jr., Ai-jen Poo Dorothy Roberts, Alvin Starks

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