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Collectivity, Intersectionality & Possibility: A Night of Poetry
December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us at Nomadic Press for a night of poetry, book readings and conversation on the themes of collectivity, intersectionality and possibility. We will be considering the role and experience of the individual in the collective; what intersectionality can mean for us today; and where we can possibly go from here.
How is the inflection of gender, race, class, sexuality and religion relevant to our feminisms and resistance efforts?
What does it mean to represent? Can anyone? Should anyone? Who never gets a chance?
There will be readings from an unpublished anthology of essays by women of color including Odelia Younge and Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, as well as poetry, prose and conversation with Amber Butts.
Bring energy, critique, questions and good vibes. Its sure to be an enriching night.
Information about the performers:
Delia Younge is a San Francisco-based educator, writer, researcher, spiritualist, and builder residing in San Francisco. Her research focuses on black male youth identity, transgressions, and resistance, within spatial theory, critical youth studies, and radical black feminist theory. Her previous work has focused on black women collectives and historical memory. She believes that knowing is about forgetting what you have been taught to be true, and building anew. She is driven by the principle of doing well by those she loves and for who her research speaks to and helps provide a platform for. Delia is an editor at Blaqueerflow and many of her writings can be found on her personal blog on journeys, love and the durability of faith at www.footprintsinair.wordpress.com.
Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan is a Muslim writer and spoken-word poet from Britain. She is interested in race, gender, Islamophobia, the construction of Muslims in Britain, intersectional feminism and knowledge production. She writes on these topics at her popular blog: www.thebrownhijabi.comand in her poetry which can be found on YouTube.
Amber Butts is a writer, educator and tenants rights organizer from Oakland, CA. Her work has appeared in Blaqueerflow, KPFA’s Women’s Magazine Radio and 6×8 Press. She is currently at work on an afro-futurist novel focused on themes of intergenerational trauma, imagination, Black survival and environmental racism. Amber’s writing challenges multiple systems of oppression through the use of queer and womanist frameworks. She works to amplify the stories of poor Black folks, with an emphasis on mamas, children and elders. She believes in asking big and small questions that lead to tangible expressions of freedom and liberation.
Proverbs, a New York City native, is a preacher, poet, educator, and Emmy-award-winning media producer. She is passionate about ending male sexual violence against women and children, the arts, and being Black af. Proverbs lives and loves in Oakland with her hubby, Brandon, and can be found on the media of social: Lyvonne Proverbs Picou