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Lucille Clifton Sunday Rebirth Broadcast #1: Happy Birthday!

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Greetings loved ones!

This week…in honor of Lucille Clifton’s first birthday since her transition to starshine I offer the first of a series of weekly Sunday Rebirth Broadcasts in honor of Lucille Clifton!  Today’s exercise is based on her powerful survival poem “won’t you celebrate with me.”

This series of broadcasts is part of the Lucille Clifton ShapeShifter Survival School:

In honor of the great poet Lucille Clifton, who was also a survivor of childhood sexual abuse, a mother, an artist and self-identified Amazon warrior through her poetry, the Lucille Clifton ShapeShifter Survival School is especially designed for families that are committed to ending childhood sexual abuse and all forms of gendered violence. Informed by Generation 5 and the regional plan of the Atlanta Transformative Justice Collaborative, the ShapeShifter Survival School is part of a holistic process of ending child sexual abuse by creating healing community.

for more details on the 4 components of the ShapeShifter Survival School look here: https://blackfeministmind.wordpress.com/survival-school/

And finally…no one delivers this poem better than Ms. Lucille herself.


love you!

lex

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One thought on “Lucille Clifton Sunday Rebirth Broadcast #1: Happy Birthday!

  1. What are some of your celebrations? Here are some excerpts from my list of 73…

    #73 brown skin to live in for now

    #53 books yet to write

    #43 5 am

    # 41 unemployability

    # that look-just-like-your-niece quality

    #16 old soul tricycle heart

    # 9 combahee river running through

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