MOTHER TONGUE: POETIC PRELUDE TO A TRIBUNAL, FOR BLACK WOMEN, REFUGEES OF A WORLD ON FIRE
A POETIC PRELUDE TO A TRIBUNAL, BLACK WOMEN ARE REMOVING THE GAGS FROM OUR MOUTHS AND CALLING FOR JUSTICE.
We will speak for ourselves, lift the silence shrouding narratives about centuries of police brutality, rape and genocide against women and girls, alongside our brothers and transgender sisters, and highlight the complexity of our experiences as Black women, as central to that of any Black collective.
Beautiful imagery, evocative music, and contemporary poets will take the audience through powerful moments of call and response, conjuring up the spirits of radical women in a salute to "This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color", Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua, Audre Lorde, hattie gossett, Toni Cade Bambara, Rosario Morales, Naomi Littlebear, and many more.
HONORING POLITICAL ACTIVIST & AWARD WINNING POET:
THE THREE FOUNDERS OF#BlackLivesMatter
Patrisse Marie Cullors-Brignac
Aishah Shahidah Simmons
FEATURING SPOKEN WORD ARTISTS
Sonya Renee Taylor
Helena D. Lewis
MISTRESS OF CEREMONY
MOTHER TONGUE IS CONCEIVED BY:
As always Mother Tongue is a benefit performance to support collaboration and anti-rape activism by our U.S. Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The first of its kind in America to focus on Black women
"Change don't come easy. For anyone. But this state of war we live in, this world on fire provides us no other choice". Cherrie Moraga, Refugees of a World on Fire, This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.
(each ticket helps raise funds for anti-rape advocacy on campuses and communities)
LIVESTREAM WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THOSE NOT IN THE NYC AREA. Black Women's Blueprint
The National Black Theatre (View)
2031 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10035
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|