Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham - 92Y, New York

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92Y Young Leaders Series

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

Students and their teachers in grades 9-12 join acclaimed curators/writers Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham for a conversation about Black Futures, "a multimedia compendium to inspire readers of all races to fight for racial justice" (The New York Times).

Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham have brought together this collection of work — images, photos, essays, memes, dialogues, recipes, tweets, poetry, and more — to tell the story of the radical, imaginative, provocative, and gorgeous world that Black creators are bringing forth today. The book presents a succession of startling and beautiful pieces that generate an entrancing rhythm: Readers will go from conversations with activists and academics to memes and Instagram posts, from powerful essays to dazzling paintings and insightful infographics. In answering the question of what it means to be Black and alive, Black Futures opens a prismatic vision of possibility for every reader.

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92Y offers partial and full subsidies to schools that require financial support to participate in the Young Leaders Series. To apply for a subsidy, please email us a brief description of your circumstances.

This event is produced through 92Y’s Young Leaders Series: a virtual education program that connects classrooms across the country with leading figures in the arts and humanities. The Series invites students to discover their own artistic and intellectual passions, identify resources to pursue those passions and shape the future of their world.

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Online programs:
An access link will be emailed to you after purchase

In-person programs:

Adults and children age 12+ must show proof of vaccination upon arrival at 92Y

Masks must be worn by everyone over the age of 2, regardless of vaccination status.

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Kimberly Drew

Kimberly Drew is a writer, curator, and activist. Drew received her B.A. from Smith College in Art History and African American Studies …

Jenna Wortham

Jenna Wortham is a staff writer for The New York Times Magazine. She is also co-host of the podcast Still Processing

Please note that all 92Y regularly scheduled in-person programs are suspended.