Recess organizes and produces Be Black Baby, along with Simone Leigh, series founder and curator. For each iteration, Leigh selects a co-curator. Recess hosted the inaugural Be Black Baby on March 13, 2010. This first evening of performance responded to Brian DePalma’s satirical film “Hi Mom” (1970). From here, events in the series continues to problematize conventions of cultural politics including racial and queer identity. Be Black Baby extends from Recess’s mission to highlight the path from idea to fruition. Celebrating the confident individual voice and body, the series takes on a question that may not find an immediate answer. This playful yet rigorous intellectual undertaking evolves into a dance party.