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Anti-Oppression Poetics: An Instrument of Liberation
February 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A poetry reading featuring Cave Canem fellows Marwa Helal, Raymond Antrobus, makalani bandele, and Aricka Foreman.
Liberation is not only the antonym of oppression, it is its antidote. Poets have often used their medium to advance the discourse of liberation and the practice of it in their interior lives and external communities; and, as June Jordan wrote, “to face [their] own culpability…in the continuation of injustice and powerful intolerance.” In the difficult terrain of geopolitics, four Cave Canem Fellows reiterate their position in the Black literary tradition of social justice and commit to free speech as a tenet of artistic practice.