Wednesday January 15th, 9:00-6:00PM
This year’s Racial Justice Institute delivers queerness, blackness and a delux imagination experience – liberation possibilities in every breath, in any breakout session, or with the turn of a sentence. We are resisting with our brilliance and our truth.
Join us for regional meet ups, an extraordinary plenary by Alexis Pauline Gumbs, heartfelt poetry by Timothy DuWhite, and a series of afternoon breakout sessions on topics like Talking to Kids about Race, Respectfully United – Allyship Without Tokenization, Beyond D&I: Organizing for Racial Equity, The Metamorphosis of White Men: Ending our Legacy and Creating a New Story.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs
“Depth Chorus: A Political Ecology of Breathing”
During this keynote, Queer Black Feminist Love Evangelist Alexis Pauline Gumbs will guide us in an interactive chorus of breathing based on mantras from Black Feminist ancestors and the wisdom of marine mammals. Connecting the changing climate of the planet with the urgency of our organizing climate and the rising of the oceans with the salt water in our sweat, blood and tears, this keynote will offer a loving reflection and an accessible practice designed to impact how to work together through and across difference and depth.
Timothy DuWhite is a black, queer, poz-writer/artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. A majority of his work circles around the intersections of state & body, state & love, and state & mind.