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March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

In 1951, a short-lived group called Sojourners for Truth and Justice was founded by radical Black women including Louise Thompson Patterson, Beulah (Beah) Richards, Alice Childress, Eslanda Robeson, Shirley Graham Du Bois and more. The founders of the group described Sojourners “as a militant Negro women’s movement…dedicated to the militant struggle for full freedom of the Negro people and an uncompromising fight against white supremacy.”

Join Mariame Kaba during Women’s History Month for a discussion about the Sojourners and their “Call to Negro Women.” As historian Erik McDuffie has explained, “the Sojourners formulated a black left feminist politics that incorporated a sophisticated understanding of the African American freedom as a struggle for human rights, one that had global dimensions, during the Cold War.”

Required Reading: Mariame’s new zine about the Sojourners for the discussion and this chapter by Erik McDuffie.

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**Bring your dinner for the discussion!**

Instructor

  • Mariame Kaba
    Mariame Kaba is an organizer, educator and curator whose work focuses on racial justice, gender justice, transformative/restorative justice, ending violence, dismantling the prison industrial complex, and supporting youth leadership development. She is the founder and director of Project NIA, a grassroots organization with a vision to end youth incarceration. … Read More ›

Details

Date:
March 21
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Venue

Josina Muthemba Machel Classroom
320 West 37th Street
New York, NY 10018 United States
Phone:
347-695-1095
Website:
https://peoplesforum.org/