Hari Ziyad is Black genderqueer artist and writer whose work centers on creating through the arts alternative ways of living outside of systems of oppression. They received their BFA from New York University, where they concentrated on Film and Television and Psychology.
Their work is informed by their passion for storytelling and wrestling with identity as a Black, genderqueer child of Muslim and Hindu parents. Hari deals primarily with identity, race, gender and sexuality, ally politics and the arts.
They are the Editor-in-Chief of RaceBaitR, and their work has been featured on Gawker, Out, Ebony, Mic, The Guardian, Colorlines, Paste Magazine, Black Girl Dangerous, Young Colored and Angry, The Feminist Wire and The Each Other Project. They are also an assistant editor for Vinyl Poetry & Prose.
Read their Everyday Feminism articles here.
Location: New York, NY
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To arrange to have Hari speak at your event, please complete this form here and we will be in touch soon. Their presentations include:
- The Role of Arts In Creating Futures Free of Oppression – This presentation focuses on how the arts can answer the question: once white supremacy has been torn down, patriarchy destroyed, ableism and class oppression eliminated, systematic oppression against trans, nonconforming and queer communities eradicated, what do we replace it with?
- The Limitations of Ally Politics – This workshop discusses the common pitfalls of allying with marginalized groups and offers tools and techniques for avoiding them. Activities are designed to expose common myths around allying with a focus on unlearning.
- Black/Queer Identities – This presentation explores how identity is both raced and gendered and how gender intersects with race. In this discussion we explore intersectionality, multiple identities, anti-Blackness, the necessity of speaking of race and gender simultaneously, and the spectrum of queer genders and sexualities.
All topics can be adapted to be presentations, keynote speeches, or workshops and can be tailored to the audience. If you don’t see a topic that quite meets your needs but think we can cover it, just let us know. We are also willing to create a signature talk or workshop for groups.