The Black Intersections Project is the interactive digital platform of the “Racial Disposability and Cultures of Resistance” Sawyer Seminar based in Penn State’s Department of African American Studies.

An extension of the Seminar’s two-year investigation, the BIP is designed as a resource and collaboration hub for scholars, activists, teachers, and artists working at the intersection of black experiences of violence and black freedom struggles across the Americas. The Project also serves as a knowledge hub for members of the public as well as scholars and organizers in allied fields (such as Latinx studies, LGBTQ studies) to use the collected data, maps, links, and documents as catalysts for study, conversation, and collaboration.

We invite you to sit in on the podcast conversation, to search the map and syllabus archive for the issues of interest to you, and most of all, to contribute. This is a growing, collaborative site. We welcome your recommendations of individuals to be added to the map and readings to be added to the syllabus.