AGENCY + CARE: Freedom is a Practice: An Oracle Workshop


Date(s) - 10/23/2019
9:30 am - 10:45 am


Room 5318. Space is limited, so please register below.

Are you ready to be more free than you were when you woke up this morning? Join Sista Docta Alexis Pauline Gumbs for an interactive space where we activate our memories, each other and Black feminist books as oracles towards the world we need right now. This workshop will use poetry, listening and self-reflection to create a space of growth, transformation and trust.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is a Queer Black Troublemaker and Black Feminist Love Evangelist and an aspirational cousin to all sentient beings. Her poetic work in response to the needs of her cherished communities have held space for multitudes in mourning and movement. Alexis’s co-edited volume of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press, 2016) has shifted the conversation on mothering, parenting and queer transformation. Alexis has transformed the scope of intellectual, creative and oracular writing with her triptych of experimental works published by Duke University Press (Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity in 2016, M Archive: After the End of the World in 2018 and Dub: Finding Ceremony forthcoming in 2020.) Alexis and her primary collaborator Sangodare has shown the world a Queer Black Feminist Love Ethic in practice through projects such as Mobile Homecoming and Black Feminist Film School. She holds a PhD in English, African and African American Studies and Women and Gender Studies from Duke University.

More information about all of our AGENCY + CARE events can be found here. These events are co-sponsored by Brilliance Remastered and the Center for the Study of Women and Society at The Graduate Center.

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