@ASoulAFire @JaniceOCG Find Dr. David H. Ikard — @blkeducator — Prof. & Chair, African-American & Diaspora Studies, @VanderbiltU & chat with him before the PREMIERE of “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.” on Thurs., Jan. 13, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel.
Find Dr. David H. Ikard, Professor and Chair, African-American and Diaspora Studies, Vanderbilt University — @blkeducator — on Twitter — and chat with this educator before he joins the PREMIERE of “If America Fails?: The Coming Tyranny.” on Thursday, January 13, 2022, 8 pm ET, on the TruthWorks Network YouTube channel.
The evening’s theme is Democracy as seen in The Handmaid’s Tale in comparison to its practice in present-day USA.
How thoroughly have African Americans experienced democracy in the U.S.?
What roles have African Americans played in promoting democracy in the U.S.?
Can democracy in America survive and flourish without the activism of African Americans?
How does Democracy differ from Autocracy – and what is likely to happen to African Americans if the U.S. sheds its democratic veneer?
What message should Black Americans receive from campaigns like “Stop the Steal?”
Is there a role for Black Americans to play in the voter suppression and election subversion campaigns currently sweeping the country?
How do the different political systems as seen in Canada and Gilead, in The Handmaid’s Tale, compare with our present reality?
What do you want to talk to Dr. Ikard about? Hit us up! — LMO
“Professor Ikard is Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies. His research and teaching interests include African American Literature, black feminist criticism, hip hop culture, black masculinity and whiteness studies. He is the author/co-author of four books, including Breaking The Silence: Toward a Black Male Feminist Criticism (2007), Nation of Cowards: Black Activism in Barack Obama’s Post-Racial America (2012), co-authored with Martell Teasley and winner of the Best Scholarly Book Award by DISA in 2013, Blinded by the Whites: Why Race Still Matters in 21st-Century America (2013), and Lovable Racists, Magical Negroes, and White Messiahs (2017). His essays have appeared in African American Review, MELUS, Palimpsest, African and Black Diaspora Journal, The Journal of Black Studies, and Obsidian III.” — Vanderbilt University
David Ikard also has a passion for creating Black art. Inspired largely by the motherland – Africa – and using acrylics, oils, wood, cloth, and archival paper for mixed media, Ikard focuses on creating images that have “something to do with black folks, social justice, self-determination, nature, and the rawness of our collective humanity.” You may see his artwork online at the Ikard Gallery. — If America Fails: The Coming Tyranny, a TruthWorks Network Production
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