Black Resilience Archive

FIGHTING DARK is a Black Gotham Experience (BGX) film co-produced by Kamau Ware and Hopi Noel Morton, commissioned by The Shed to highlight racial violence and Black resilience in New York City. The central question in FIGHTING DARK is directed toward Black people living in the United States of America: What have you learned from Black resilience?

We are looking to include voices in two ways including a photo events celebrating Black resilience. 

How to participate.

A) Join the Black Resilience Photo Events to express what Black resilience looks like with style. RSVP or use this Doodle Poll. We will gather at the following locations and times.

  • Saturday November 7th | 1-3pm | Crown Heights, BK
  • Wednesday November 11th | 1-3pm | Grand Army Plaza, BK
  • Saturday November 14th | 9am to 3pm | BGX Studio (Lower Manhattan)

B) Email a 30 second recording of what you have learned from Black resilience to Please include your full name, where you were born, and where you live now.

FIGHTING DARK is inspired by Howardena Pindell’s latest exhibition at The Shed, Rope/Fire/Water. In this powerful work, Pindell recounts personal anecdotes and anthropological and historical data related to lynchings and racist attacks in the United States.