There were some unexpected additions to our January calendar. We shared several poems as part of the Guild Literary Complex’s monthly Exhibit B reading series. We also returned virtually to Phillips Academy Andover, offering an Intro to Prison Abolition workshop for their MLK Day celebrations, and guest lectured in Professor Amber Hickey’s class Surveillance Cultures in the American Studies Department at Colby College. And finally, on January 28th an excerpt of our performance Dancer As Insurgent was featured as part of conversation hosted by Mosaic Theater in D.C. on Black masculinities in the arts.
Our essay “In A Pandemic, Prison Abolition Is Necessary And More Possible Than Ever,” originally published in Out of Print will be shared in an updated version in Never Normal Again, an anthology put out by The Hoodoisie, celebrating the massive explosion of radical imagination in 2020. Keep in eye out for the anthology when it has been made widely available.
For Black History Month, we’ll be returning to our friends at Cicero Community Collaborative to teach a Linking Anti-Blackness with Anti-Immigration workshop (this time in English). We’ll also have our first ever piece in Time Magazine, cowritten with Michael Roberson of House Lives Matter, on what voguing has to teach us in our current moment of history about joy and resistance in the face of catastrophe. We’ll share it here when it’s out!