A democratic civilization will save itself only if it makes the language of the image into a stimulus for critical reflection, not an invitation to hypnosis.
Viewing & Discussion of Lemonade by Beyonce
On Thursday, July 28 in Providence, we're viewing and discussing Beyonce's masterpiece, a visual album that NPR has called "a sweeping narrative arc of rage to redemption."
THIS EVENT IS FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AND ALL ARE WELCOME TO ATTEND
DATE: Thursday, July 28
TIME: 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Aurora, 276 Westminster Street, Providence
JOIN US! The Daily Beast calls it "an ode to strong women, black love, and everyday magic... This is Bey at her most subversive and powerful" in one article and "epic, cathartic, powerful, feminist, unapologetically black, transfixing, gorgeous, assured, groundbreaking, refreshing, and jarring" in another. The Root says it's "a stunning piece of art...a burning, soaring love letter to herself and black women." The Guardian says: "Lemonade is about so much more than one relationship and its infidelity. Lemonade is about the love that black women have – the love that threatens to kill us, makes us crazy and makes us stronger than we should ever have to be... This expectation of black women to suffer in silence is passed from generation to generation. Beyoncé explores this inheritance unflinchingly."
After the screening, we'll reflect on our interpretations of the work in a 30-minute informal dialogue led by Jilian Belanger and Renee Hobbs.