Black Voices in Music Criticism Are Essential, with Greg Tate, Laina Dawes, Rashida K. Braggs, and Jordannah Elizabeth

In a special Book Festival closing panel, organized and moderated by local feminist author and critic Jordannah Elizabeth, renowned writers and music critics share their perspective on Black music criticism and the ways in which they have been able to succeed in an industry still controlled by white mainstream and alternative media. Presented by Publik / Private.

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@ The Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival

Vital and brutal snapshots of a life growing up in East Baltimore and a searing indictment of systemic racism, from the pen of poet and writer Kondwani Fidel.

@ The Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival

An exploration of DIY comics as a tool for claiming identity and bringing stories of resistance and struggle to life.

A critical and accessible introduction demolishing the most damaging myths about transgender people and their fight for recognition and dignity. Co-sponsored by the Baltimore Transgender Alliance.

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An unflinching intersectional look at the violence unleashed on Black and other women of color by a police system built around gendered white supremacy, and a clarion call for that system’s abolition.

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A retelling of the history of the Black Panther Party from the perspective of the women in its rank-and-file, centering questions of gender in struggle for Black liberation.

@ The Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival

An explosive hour of words in resistance assembled by one of Baltimore’s finest slam poets.

@ The Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival

From his iconic and unforgettable photograph of the Baltimore Uprising to his tireless efforts to help Baltimore’s young people develop as photographers, Devin Allen’s work is more and more the lens that Baltimore City sees itself through.  He’ll be joined in conversation by award-winning local author D. Watkins for a celebration of the release of his first photo-book.

Dispatches from the global struggles from below pushing beyond neoliberalism’s impoverished idea of “democracy” and a radical perspective on immigration grounded in the work of solidarity across the border between the US and Mexico.

@ The Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival

Agroecologist Eric Holt-Giménez, director of Food First, leads a discussion with local food justice and land access organizers on resilience, resistance, and regeneration.

@ The Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival

A vision of parenting for Black America that looks beyond traditions of corporal punishment that replicated and reproduce the traumas and violence outside the home, and towards a vision of positive and nonviolent discipline.

@ The Radical Bookfair Pavilion at the Baltimore Book Festival

A new critical look at the rapid process of gentrification in DC’s Shaw neighborhood, drawing on an extensive partnership with a grassroots organization fighting on the frontlines against displacement.