Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind

Juneteenth Palestine: Report from the Living Room

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Greetings Eternal Summer Family!

Last night was the kick-off of Juneteenth Palestine, a night school exploring June Jordan’s actions and words in support of the fact that solidarity with Palestine and critique of the imperialism of the state of Israel was and is a Black feminist priority.   This first night was about identifcation and solidarity.  We brought our ancestors and loved ones into the room through a dedication exercise, meditated on June Jordan’s “Moving Towards Home,” where she declares “I was born a Black woman/and now I am become a Palestinian” and Suheir Hammad’s meditation on “Black” in the preface to her collection Born Palestinian Born Black with collages, a BlackOutBodyBrainstorm, a telecast from anti-zionist Jewish organizer Tema Okun and a letter writing exercise based on June Jordan’s “A Letter to My Friend.”  Experiencing the sincerity and brilliance of the folks in my living room was an honor and a true tribute to June Jordan’s idea of Living Room as a global political vision of love.   In honor of all displaced people here are some of our visions of living room…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

love,

lex

 

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