In terms of this month’s community work, we’ll have our fourth session with SJI’s Portal Project, and will teach a virtual Linking Anti-Blackness & Anti-Immigration session to adult members of the Pilgrim Congregational Church of Oak Park on October 7th. On the academic side, we’ll join our friend Timmy Châu in a virtual talk on October 6th for Dean Spade’s course Policing & Imprisonment at Seattle University School of Law, discussing queer feminist approaches to abolitionist organizing in Chicago and beyond. We’ll also visit The New School on October 13th as a guest speaker for a reading group hosted by Robert Sember, discussing Mariame Kaba’s We Do This ‘Til We Free Us.

We’ve got two new podcast episodes on the docket. We’re so excited to sit down this month with adrienne maree brown, Autumn Brown, and our own sibling Maya Hart to record an episode of the How To Survive the End of the World podcast as part of their Sibling Miniseries! We have been longtime listeners of the sisters’ show, and can’t wait to chop it up with our own sis, discussing our converging paths through Black liberation work. We’ll also join the hosts of The Turn On to discuss ballroom scene history as it informs Black femme sexuality. Stay posted here for when both episodes actually drop!

On October 12th at 6pm central, we will be performing our piece World After This One as part of the In Progress series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. This is an opportunity for us to both show what we’ve been working on (for over 3 years!), and to receive feedback from community to help shape the project as it continues to evolve. Preregister here to reserve one of 50 available seats in the theater, or to be sent a link to the livestream. (Closed captioning will be provided both at the live performance and over the livestream.) Be sure to bring your mask and proof of vaccination if you plan on showing up in-person, and be ready to join in a reverse Q and A!

BH