August Membership Meeting: Undoing Racism in the Photo Industry

Join us on August 31 at 7PM for this timely discussion.

Right now, our nation is in the midst of historic protests we have not seen since the Civil Rights Movement. In this period of fundamental change, the question for us is; where do we as photographers fit in?  What role do we play? Why does race matter? Oftentimes we ask; how can we support Black people in their struggle for civil rights? When actually, this is all of our fight for all of our humanity. 

ASMP NY is working to build a foundation of racial justice in our association and our industry, and we are pleased to present Maurice Lacey and Stoop Nilsson, two fantastic individuals with decades of experience in Social Policy, Culture, and Undoing Racism. They will facilitate a powerful and insightful conversation about the times that we’re living through, and what we can do as individuals, photographers, producers & teammates to make a difference in our community.

We will be exploring topics of race, and answer questions you may have about what’s going on right now, how we identify racism in the photo world, and what does it mean to be anti-racist? What is undoing racism, and how do we do it?

We invite both our members and non-members to join us in this critical discussion during our next ASMPNY monthly membership meeting.

Come with your questions and ideas.

We are committed to creating a bold and courageous space for everyone to be engaged and fully expressed in this conversation.

Please submit questions for the speakers, or topics you would like to see discussed here:

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The Facilitators

Maurice Lacey

Maurice Lacey is a Core Trainer for the People’s Institute for Survival & Beyond (PISAB), where he travels the country conducting Undoing Racism and Community Organizing Workshops.  He currently teaches a Foundations, Advocacy and Social Policy courses at Columbia University School of Social Work, and Hunter College School of Social Work, and has over twenty-five years of direct care experience with vulnerable populations he also holds leadership positions in NYC Department of Health’s Cure Violence Program in Central Harlem.

He is a firm believer that racism and other oppressions were constructed and can be undone once we learn how and why it was constructed and currently maintained (to the detriment of collective humanity.)

Stoop Nilsson (they/them/theirs)

Stoop Nilsson is a white, queer and gender-expansive, coach, creator, organizer, cultural strategist, and entrepreneur. Stoop supports white public figures and grasstops thought leaders in developing critical race consciousness through racial re-education, family re-engagement, historical re-connection, and the expansion of humanity for ALL through Reparative Wealth-Building. RW-B is a growing re-distributive and reparations-inspired movement organizing systems and collectives of white people, organizations, businesses, and communities with access to wealth, power, privilege, and platforms toward taking responsibility for ending racism, the racialized wealth divide in the U.S., and all forms of oppression. Stoop loves art-making, running and biking in Prospect Park, and has a knack for cooking savory breakfast oatmeal.

WHEN: Monday, August 31, 2020 at 7PM

WHERE: ZOOM – Click here to register

WHO: Open to members and non-members