In collaboration with Georgia State University’s (GSU) African American Studies Department and the Faculty of the African Diaspora (FADA) Organization, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host Freedom School, a series of virtual lectures, facilitated by GSU faculty, dedicated to presenting premier Africana academic scholarship and research in an accessible public forum.
Interdisciplinary scholar Zana Z. Sanders will present Protest, Photography, and the Visual Framing of Black Resistance in the Black Lives Matter Era. This prescient lecture will examine the visual representations entrenched in contemporary Black collective resistance and protest.
Zana Z. Sanders is an interdisciplinary scholar whose interests are Black expressive culture and art movements, Black social movements, Black political thought, critical theory, race and representation in media and popular culture, documentary filmmaking, and visual culture. A graduate student at Georgia State University, Zana’s current research project explores visual representations of Black protest movements, performances of Black resistance, and Black spectatorship.