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GAZE:Art vol. 3 with adrienne maree brown

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

Join us for an intimate evening with author/facilitator adrienne maree brown who will read from her new book “Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good,” a book that explores building new narratives about how politics can feel good and how what feels good always has a complex politics of its own. adrienne, author of Emergent Strategy and co-editor of Octavia's Brood, is a social justice facilitator focused on black liberation, a doula/healer, and a pleasure activist. She lives in Detroit.

THIS IS A SPECIAL EVENT OPEN TO WOMXN OF COLOR ONLY (POC cis/trans Womxn & Non-Binary People)

TICKETS are sliding scale ($7-$20) and available In Bio or at http://bit.ly/2Js24A2

Host | Ashara Ekundayo

THE ARTIVIST

adrienne maree brown, is an American author, doula, women's rights activist and black feminist based in Detroit, Michigan. From 2006 to 2010, she was the executive director of the Ruckus Society.

Much of her work as a writer is based around the writings of Octavia E. Butler. Her first book, Emergent Strategy, was published in 2017 to positive reviews. Her second book, Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, was published in 2019 and demonstrates how activists can tap into emotional and erotic desires to organize against oppression.

The GAZE:Art Series centers the creative voices and expertise of international Black LGBTQI+ Artists. Offerings may include Artist Talks, Film Salons, Maker Workshops, and Skill Shares.

GAZE:Art 2019 Artists Include Thokozani Ndaba, Bev Ditsie, adrienne maree brown, Andrew Wilson, Erica Deeman and Pratibha Parmar.