Ganiatu Afolabi

Black Male Privilege in the Era of Police Brutality

Ganiatu Afolabi

Black Male Privilege in the Era of Police Brutality
gba2105@gmail.com

Biography

Gani Afolabi is a Pawtucket, RI native strongly influenced by her Nigerian roots. While studying Political Science and African American Studies at Columbia University, she was a campus organizer and worker closely with students of color from the community. After graduating, she moved to Chicago to become a high school Special Education Teacher. She later moved on to work for Teach For America and then a charter school network in Harlem. She has led a number of diversity conversations across the Northeast as well as participated in national dialogue with CBS News. Gani currently lives in New York City and will be attending law school in the fall.

Workshop Title: Black Male Privilege in the Era of Police Brutality

Workshop Description: This session should particularly benefit individuals that have difficulty recognizing male privilege for people of color. This workshop focuses on the state of black male privilege at a time when the media presents black men as “endangered” and dangerous. The workshop will expose the necessity of all people of color, particularly men, to develop tenets of feminism in order to truly have successful race and class movements.

Workshop Time: Session III in Memorial Union Atrium 2