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The Church of Black Feminist Thought: Saidiya Hartman

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

The Church Of Black Feminist Thought is a monthly gathering that celebrates and studies the work of Black feminist thinkers. August’s Black Feminist thinker is Saidiya Hartman! Please RSVP by filling out this form.

*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

<come when you can//invocation and small group study starts around 12pm>


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 there are three articles by Hartman on black women and the question of the archive. We’ll be giving special attention to the latest entitled “The Anarchy of Colored Girls Assembled in a Riotous Manner” (2018) alongside this interview on her writing practice.


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