Thursday, January 21st 6:30pm (Eastern)
Online Event: sign up here.
“I love the word survival, it always sounds to me like a promise. It makes me wonder sometimes though, how do I define the shape of my impact upon this earth?”
– Audre Lorde reflection cut from an early draft of “Eye to Eye: Black Women, Hatred and Anger”
(Audre Lorde Papers, Spelman College Archive)
Happy New Year to all my community accountable, radical, brilliant, bodacious and rebellious intellectuals!!! This one night webinar is designed as an accessible check in and pep talk and devotional service for those of us who are being creative, brave and multiple about our intellectual work. It will also be grounded in APGs research on the intellectual labor of Audre Lorde, June Jordan and more.
If you have exciting community accountable projects you are launching this year, if you are feeling weary about what it costs to navigate the institutions you are working through, if you want to be among other like-minded soul rebels, if you savor any opportunity to learn more about how Audre Lorde, June Jordan and other black feminists navigated and navigate their intellectual and creative lives…then join the conversation!
Our conversation will be inspired by an essay by Alexis Pauline Gumbs called The Shape of My Impact (or Sounds to Me Like a Promise/ On Survival) http://www.thefeministwire.com/2012/10/the-shape-of-my-impact/ Feel free to read it beforehand…or not!
Sign up here!
What technology do I need to be able to participate in this online event?
A phone (for our call-in option) or a computer with internet for our video chat option. You will have the choice to be visible via webcam or not…even if you access the conversation from a web-enabled computer.
Do I need to read the article The Shape of My Impact beforehand?
No. But you can! 🙂
Why are there different ticket prices?
This is how I am simulating a sliding scale on eventbrite. Please choose a price that works for you. All proceeds contribute to the ongoing work of Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind.
What if I am not affiliated with a university?
Many community accountable intellectuals are not affiliated with universities. Join the conversation!
What if I AM affiliated with a university?
Many community accountable intellectuals are affliated with universities. Join the conversation! (And see if your department will reimburse you! 🙂
Will I have to talk?
No, but you will have the opportunity to tweet, speak and chat as part of our group poem excercise. I love group poems!!!!
Can I ask questions?
Yes. Please do!!!!
Will I leave the conversation feeling energized and excited about life?
Alexis is not a hypnotist, but most people report feeling better about EVERYTHING after experiencing her love-filled transformative faciliation. We cannot promise that you will leave feeling happy, but we CAN promise that you will witness exuberant love.
- Thursday, January 21, 2016 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)