Neema Githere, Adrianne Smith, Rania Arnia, and Dhoruba bin-Wahad join Cheraé Robinson to start off The Thread and ask what the current moment and the current movement need from us and our voices.
With corporations professing #blacklivesmatter, "diversity" en vogue, and all of us settling into how we use our voices - what should we really be asking for - if anything? How can we as a community go beyond this moment and lean into the revolution? Where is the accountability? All this in a conversation with a Diversity Leader, Activist, Black Panther, and Internet Disruptor.
Presented by Tastemakers Africa, The Thread | Conversations Beyond The Return is a monthly-ish series of conversations unpacking the potential for Pan-Africanism in a post-"Year of Return" moment for the culture. Since its inception as an in-person event in Washington, DC The Thread has gone virtual reaching nearly 7,000 people from 50+ countries. On July 5th, 2020, The Thread Volume V Vol. 5 took us inside, kicking off conversations of healing within our community and then turning to solutions that question the system in the west that we've adopted as truth.