The East Side Freedom Library invites you to After the End of the World and the Black Feminist Book Mobile: A Talk with Alexis Pauline Gumbs on Friday, February 16, 7:00PM-8:30PM.
Alexis Pauline Gumbs is the Winton Chair in the Liberal Arts for 2017-18 and 2018-19 at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is a practicing poet, artist, educator, and scholar, and the first person to do archival research in the papers of Audre Lorde, June Jordan, and Lucille Clifton, conducted while achieving her PhD in English, Africana Studies, and Women’s Studies at Duke University.
And M Archive is the second book in an experimental series. It is told from the perspective of a future researcher who uncovers evidence of conditions of late capitalism, antiblackness, & environmental crisis.
Alexis is also working with Julia Roxanne Wallace and Courtney Reid-Eaton to create a black feminist bookmobile in Durham. They will fill its shelves with a still-growing collection of nearly one thousand books that cultivated over years in order to “honor the fact that black feminist brilliance is a shared, shareable, and renewable community resource, not private property.”
Find more information about the project here: https://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/a-black-feminist-bookmobile-is-coming-to-durham/Content?oid=9836600
And Learn more about Alexis’ Winton Chairship here: https://cla.umn.edu/research-creative-work/faculty-research-creative-work/winton-chair-liberal-arts
***As part of the event, Alexis will be in conversation with Crystal M. Moten and Alessandra Williams. Crystal joined the Macalester faculty in 2016 and is an Assistant Professor of African American History. A Chicago native, her forthcoming book is entitled This Woman’s Work: Black Women’s Economic Activism in Postwar Milwaukee.
Alessandra is an artist and performance studies educator from Minneapolis who received her Ph.D. in Culture and Performance at UCLA and also works for East Side Freedom Library. She is co-editing with Ananya Chatterjea and Hui Wilcox an anthology about the social justice and choreographic work of Ananya Dance Theatre.