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MOTHER TONGUE: POETIC PRELUDE TO A TRIBUNAL, FOR BLACK WOMEN, REFUGEES OF A WORLD ON FIRE

MOTHER TONGUE: POETIC PRELUDE TO A TRIBUNAL, FOR BLACK WOMEN, REFUGEES OF A WORLD ON FIRE 404 Views
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Published on May 18, 2015

"Change don’t come easy. For anyone. But this state of war we live in, this world on fire provides us no other choice”. – Cherrie Moraga, Refugees of a World on Fire, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.

MTM (February 21, 2015) conceived by Farah Tanis, Directed by Nikki Patin, Piper Anderson and Pope Jackson, was a call for a Tribunal, and a continuation of the work of Black Women's Blueprint towards a Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

With honorees Rosa Clemente, Asha Bandele and #BlackLivesMatter Founders Alicia Garza, Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors; and Co-Chairs Aishah Shahidah Simmons, hattie gossett, Brittney Cooper and Kimberle Crenshaw.

In February 2015, at the National Black Theater of Harlem, poets and activists at the National Black Theater of Harlem named and honored Black women and girls, victims and survivors of police violence. Black women removed the gags from their mouths, blasting locks off carefully constructed cages, reshaping the course and discourse of power, and are calling for justice. www.mothertonguemonologues.org

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