In 1978 at the 4th Annual Conference of Afro-American Writers at Howard University, June Jordan facilitated a historic and controversial panel on “Black Women Writers and Feminism.” The talk that she presented “Where is the Love?” defined black feminism as a crucial act of love. Met with some hostility and homophobia from the audience, the talk was later published in Essence Magazine and remains a generations primary interface with what black feminism might mean.
More than 30 years later we are still working through what it means to create community and transformation through a radical understanding of love. Join BrokenBeautiful Press and SpiritHouse for a discussion of this important essay!
The essay is available for free download here: where-is-the-love
In Durham we will be gathering on Saturday Feb 7th at 1pm to eat, discuss, do some activities facilitated by the brilliant Ebony Golden! Feel free to read along and gather wherever you are!!!!