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The Echoing Ida Collective
January 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
evening of discussion celebrating the launch of the new book
The Echoing Ida Collection
Edited by Cynthia R. Greenlee, Kemi Alabi, and Janna A. Zinzi
published by The Feminist Press
This is a virtual event that will be hosted by City Lights on the Zoom platform. You will need access to a computer or other device that is capable of accessing the internet. If you have not used Zoom before, you may consider referencing Getting Started with Zoom.
Event is free, but registration is required.
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Rooted in reproductive justice, Echoing Ida harnesses the power of media for social justice—amplifying the struggles and successes of contemporary freedom movements in the US.
Founded in 2012, Echoing Ida is a writing collective of Black women and nonbinary writers who—like their foremother Ida B. Wells-Barnett—believe the “way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” Their community reporting spans a wide variety of topics: reproductive justice and abortion politics; new and necessary definitions of family; trans visibility; stigma against Black motherhood; Black mental health; and more.
This anthology collects the best of Echoing Ida for the first time, and features a foreword by Michelle Duster, activist and great-granddaughter of Ida B. Wells-Barnett. Imagining a gender-expansive and liberated future, these essays affirm the powerful combination of #BlackGirlMagic and the hard, unceasing labor of Black people to reimagine the world in which we live.
“A rich awakening to the revolution and evolution of Black women and nonbinary voices, and a deeply majestic tribute to the expanse of Black cultural movements—in singular reverence and collective power.” —Rebecca Carroll, author of Surviving the White Gaze: A Memoir
“Fueled by curiosity and generous with their vulnerability, the Idas ask probing questions of themselves, each other, and the world. Right now media outlets are scrambling to hire writers who can find and tell important stories about race, gender, sexuality, and power. Editors nationwide should know the Idas’ names, seek them out, and pay them well for their insights and analysis.” —Dani McClain, author of We Live for the We: The Political Power of Black Motherhood
About the editors:
Janna A. Zinzi is a communications strategist, writer and performer.
Cynthia R. Greenlee is a writer, editor, and historian of the African-American experience. She is a former senior editor at Rewire.News.
Kemi Alabi is a poet, teaching artist, and cultural strategy director of Forward Together.