Presentation

Split This Rock – 2018 . – Sister Love: Celebrating the letters between Pat Parker and Audre Lorde

Sister Love: Celebrating the letters between Pat Parker and Audre Lorde

 

Alexis De Veaux, Cheryl Clarke,  J P Howard, Mecca Sullivan participated in a panel discussing the letters between Pat Parker and Audre Lorde, 1974 -1989.   Lorde was 35 and Parker 25, when they were introduced by Wendy Cadden, a member of the Women’s Press Collective.   The letters cover the most productive and intellectual years of both writers  and provide an insight into their respective interior worlds.  The panel was moderated by Julie Enszar, editor of “Sister Love”  and the journal Sinister Wisdom.  The event, which was packed out, was held on Thursday 19th April as part of the 2018 Split This Rock event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queen: A symposium on Black Beauty at Xavier University

 

Black Portraitures III : Johannesburg

Spirit Desire is a series of photographic essays by photographer Sokari Ekine, that explore African Diasporic spiritual practices as spaces of resistance, imagination and sacred memories. The first series [Memwa sakre: – lespri ki nan nou menm. Sacred memories: -The spirits within us ] is a celebration of Haitian Vodoun as a site of resistance, decolonization and community.

The work of Sokari was recently presented by Alexis De Veaux at  “Black Portraitures III : Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures” in Johannesburg, 17 – 19, November, 2016.

The series of photographs “made” by the Nigerian British, self-described black queer feminist photographer Sokari Ekine, beginning in 2013, in Haiti, usher in the photographer’s project, “Spirit Desire.” As codified by Ekine, the project attempts to document [and, ultimately, participate in] black diasporic spiritual practices. Spending extended periods of time in Haiti, Ekine documents ritual, ceremonial, and everyday practices in multiple Haitian spiritual communities known as “lakou.”