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The Church of Black Feminist Thought: Toni Morrison

  • Ashara Ekundayo Gallery 480 23rd Street Oakland, CA, 94612 United States (map)

The Church Of Black Feminist Thought is a monthly gathering that celebrates and studies the work of Black feminist thinkers. July’s Black Feminist thinker is Toni Morrison! Please RSVP by emailing

*here's what we're envisioning the 3 hours will look like:

First 30 mins//arriving, mingling with food, dancing

Second 30 mins//embodied meditation

Third 30 mins//invocation for this month's theorists & setting the stage

Fourth 30 mins//small group study

Fifth 30 mins//share back/discussion/freewrite

Sixth 30 mins//regrounding

<all aspects of this schedule are important to our goal//please try to arrive close to 11am>

we want to emphasize that our study group is about engaging with the work of black feminist thinkers in ways that move beyond just reading and writing. so, you are in no way required to read or print anything in advance.

that said, we still want to share materials by the thinkers we'll be studying. In the folder we created here there is an article written by Mama Toni in 1975 titled “What Does the Black Woman think about Women’s Lib” along with a document with links to profiles written on her more recently by Hilton Als and Rachel Khaadzi Ghansah. Below you’ll find some beautiful footage from a 1979 documentary series (click to find the link).


please bring:

  • food/drinks to share

  • your own utensils and plate if possible

  • some containers for leftovers

  • a notebook/journal and writing utensils that inspire you

  • all of you

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