Shredding While Black and Female @ Museum of the African Diaspora

This multigenerational dialogue will highlight the intersectional journeys of Black women guitarists in rock, literature, and music education. Drawing from Sikivu Hutchinson’s new Black feminist road novel, Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic: The Life and Times of Rory Tharpe, the discussion will explore Black women rocker’s perspectives on confronting racism/sexism/ageism and homophobia in corporate rock, defying…

“We See You”: An Intergenerational Dialogue with Black Queer Youth

An intergenerational discussion between Black parent-caregivers from L.A.’s Black LGBTQI+ Parent and Caregiver Group and Black GSA youth about engagement and allyship strategies to strengthen community support for Black queer youth. The discussion will feature bestselling author and Human Rights Campaign Board Director, Jodie Patterson. Ms. Patterson is the author of The Bold World: A…

Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic Rovers, Loners, and Thieves

NOW AVAILABLE AT Barnes and Noble, Indiebound and Smashwords Rory Tharpe Blues-rock ex-Pentecostal, “recovering from religion” electric guitarist-composer-singer, late 50s, death-obsessed survivor and blocked songwriter, fighting to hold it together for her band, finances, creative control and integrity, has struggled with alcohol addiction and sobriety, burns through relationships with many wistful backward glances. Katy Duren …