Homemade Field of Love: Redefining Kinship Intensive
October 19-21, 2016 6pm-9pm Eastern
In honor of the (re)birthday month of Fannie Lou Hamer (and just in time for the time of year where navigating chosen family and family of origin gets real) this intensive draws on Sista Docta Lex’s research in Fannie Lou Hamer’s archival papers as a resource and precedent for movement mothering, revolutionary kinship and unstoppable love. Fannie Lou Hamer, a survivor of a pattern of coercive sterilization against poor black women, practiced mothering without permission. We will work with artifacts from Fannie Lou Hamer’s organizing and correspondence, family materials, unpublished tributes to her after her death and the case-study of her mothering and mentorship of June Jordan as primary texts for our own exploration of intentional kinship. This intensive is for anyone who believes that love beyond biology and the law is a revolutionary imperative in their life.
Registration is limited. Reserve your space with a $50 deposit here:
registration for the whole intensive is sliding scale $185-250. (Installment payments available upon request.) Email firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know your goals for the course by October 16th.