We believe that everyone can help play a role in combating anti-Blackness and furthering social justice. Insurgent Intersections is building this space as a site to deepen awareness of the issues we tackle in our themes and to highlight opportunities for taking direct action.
One way to get involved is to deepen your engagement with the vital work being done by many of the scholars, activists, and artists affiliated with our project. Learn more:
JANVIEVE WILLIAMS COMRIE is human rights strategist, trainer and organizer with a deep commitment to assist in the building of powerful social movements for racial justice and human rights. She is internationally recognized for her work with African Descendent communities, which has spanned the globe. She is the founder and current Executive Director of AfroResistance, an organization dedicated to educating and organizing for human rights, democracy and racial justice throughout the Americas. You can learn more and get involved with AfroResistance at www.afroresistance.org.
ARIELLE V. KING is an environmental educator passionate about making environmentalism and law inclusive and accessible to all people. Arielle’s work is focused on storytelling and amplifying the voices, work, and legacies of those traditionally overlooked in mainstream environmentalism. Arielle is the Programming Director at Black Girl Environmentalist and the Season 1 host of The Joy Report, a podcast dedicated to sharing positive, intersectional climate solutions. Learn more about Black Girl Environmentalist at blackgirlenvironmentalist.org and listen to The Joy Report on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.
NAA OYO KWATE is Associate Professor in the Department of Human Ecology and Africana Studies at Rutgers University. Dr. Kwate's research centers on social determinants of African American health. She has conducted research on racial identity, the effects of racism on health, and neighborhood resource inequalities in African American communities. Dr. Kwate is the author of White Burgers, Black Cash: Fast Food from Black Exclusion to Exploitation (University of Minnesota Press, 2023). Watch the book trailer here and order the book here.
JT ROANE is an Assistant Professor of Geography and Africana Studies at Rutgers University – New Brunswick. His research interests include Black geographies, Black ecologies, Black Gender and Sexuality Studies, urban and rural geographies, African American and African Diaspora History, and political ecology. Dr. Roane is the author of Dark Agoras: Insurgent Black Social Life and the Politics of Place (NYU Press, 2022), which explores how Black communities built a significant if under-appreciated terrain of geographic struggle shaping Philadelphia between the Great Migration and Black Power. You can learn more and order Dr. Roane's book here.