The Church Of Black Feminist Thought is a monthly gathering that celebrates and studies the work of Black feminist thinkers.
Please note that this month's meeting has been moved to September 23, the fourth Sunday of the month.
15 of us are going to see Ntozake Shange’s choreopoem, For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf being performed by the African-American Shakespeare Company on 9/22 at 8pm @ the Taube Atrium Theater (401 Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor San Francisco, CA, 94102→ nearest BART is Civic Center). If you want to catch it on any of these dates:
Saturday, September 15 at 8pm
Sunday, September 16 at 3pm
Saturday, September 22 at 8pm
Sunday, September 23 at 3pm
Saturday, September 29 at 8pm
It was wonderful to see folks last month for our study of saidiya hartman! If you want to check out the notes from small group study, check them out here.
*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
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, Sep 2018 Ntozake Shange, is her famous choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf and a play inspired by Shakespeare called Hydraulics Phat Like Mean. Below you’ll also find some beautiful footage of her co-performing a choreopoem titled “What Does It Mean That Black Folks Can Dance.”
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