Representation as Resistance: How an Activist Orchestra Redresses the Push-out of Black Practitioners from Classical Music
Eun Lee, Executive Producer, The Dream Unfinished
Ashley Jackson, Deputy Director, The Dream Unfinished
Eric Lemmon, Artistic Personnel Manager, The Dream Unfinished
Melanie Zeck, Research Fellow, Center for Black Music Research; Managing Editor, Black Music Research Journal



When The Walls Have Fallen and The Prophets Are in the Streets: Locating Sacred Song in Tight Times
Imani e Wilson, Independent Scholar



“Throwing Ugly”: Soul and the Organization of the Black Public Sphere
Wade Fulton Dean, University of California, Los Angeles



Black Representation in the Emerging Generation of Jazz Experimentalists in New York
Cisco Bradley, Pratt Institute



Black American Improvised Music and Community Uplift: Can #BlackLivesMatter Learn from the Black Arts Movement?
Luke Stewart, Independent Scholar
Jamal Moore, Coppin State University



The Performance of James Brandon Lewis as Black Matter(s)
Randall Horton, University of New Haven




Ankhrasmation: The Praxis of Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith
Ganavya Doraiswamy, University of California, Los Angeles



“Sorry/I Ain’t Sorry”: Beyoncé’s Lemonade, Southern Gothic Temporality, and Reclaiming the Angry Black Woman 
Kimberlee Sanders, Harvard University



Transformative Darkness: Fear, Vigilantism, and the Death of Trayvon Martin
Abimbola Cole Kai-Lewis, NYC Department of Education / University of California, Los Angeles



​​​​​​​Piano Performance, "Mother Emanuel: Charleston 2015"
Karen Walwyn, Howard University