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VIRTUAL: jessica Care moore / We Want Our Bodies Back
June 23, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
Booksmith and The Bindery host jessica Care moore for her new book of poems, We Want Our Bodies Back. Please join us!
This will be a virtual event, which we will be streaming live on our Facebook page. Please note the early start time of 5:30pm PST.
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Over the past two decades, jessica Care moore has become a cultural force as a poet, performer, publisher, activist, and critic. Reflecting her transcendent electric voice, this searing poetry collection is filled with moving, original stanzas that speak to both Black women’s creative and intellectual power, and express the pain, sadness, and anger of those who suffer constant scrutiny because of their gender and race. Fierce and passionate, Jessica Care moore argues that Black women spend their lives building a physical and emotional shelter to protect themselves from misogyny, criminalization, hatred, stereotypes, sexual assault, objectification, patriarchy, and death threats.
We Want Our Bodies Back is an exploration — and defiant stance against — these many attacks.