A follow-up to Striver’s Row’s Black History Month campaign that featured members and friends of the community using Ebonics to name their individual grinds and the contributions of Black people to the world. It was a deliberate decision to push the message that while Ebonics is different than Standard English, it is not a deficient means of communication. So how do we navigate a world where the way many Black people speak is often heavily stigmatized yet leveraged by brands and outsiders to acclaim? How do we create art that elevates its stature? How do we move to eradicate the impact of negative perceptions that begin in school and carry through careers? Let’s talk about it.
Anansa Benbow - M.A. in Applied Linguistics Candidate @ Teacher’s College, Columbia University, TEDx - Grammar Skool
Ronald Draper - Artist
Arinze Emeagwali - NSW Brand Marketing Specialist
Alize Garcia - Community Affairs Manager, Intersection
Chris Lubin - Director of Creative Strategy, Premier Music Group
Refreshments Will Be Served