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Friday, June 15 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Repetition Is Sacred: Group Poetry as Ceremony for Change

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Tired of the idea of the poet as the special, strange individual? Bored with meetings where people repeat each other’s ideas and don’t listen? Want to engage poetry as a collective practice without oversimplification or extra cheese? We`ll use the group poem as a clarifying ceremony for people that have been organizing together for years and people who have just now gathered together, like us. You will leave this session with tools to facilitate collective poetry in person and online.


Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is the author of M Archive: After the End of the World, Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity and co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Alexis lives and loves in Durham, North Carolina. She is also currently engaged in a collaboration... Read More →

Sangodare (Julia Roxanne Wallace)

Black Feminist Film School
Sangodare Akinwale (Julia Roxanne Wallace) is the co-founder of Black Feminist Film School and the writer and director of the ceremonial film "When We Free." Inventor of the form "ritual screening," Sangodare creates interactive digital and analog sonic (vibrational) and visual (aural... Read More →

Friday June 15, 2018 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
STATE HALL: Room 134