Presented by the Barnard Center for Research on Women and the Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities, Columbia University; and
Staceyann Chin and Alexis Pauline Gumbs '04 will be joined in conversation with Kaiama L. Glover (Ann Whitney Olin Professor of French and Africana Studies, Barnard College).
Poet, actor, and performing artist Staceyann Chin is the author of the new poetry collection Crossfire: A Litany For Survival, the critically acclaimed memoir The Other Side of Paradise, co-writer and original performer in the Tony Award–winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, and author of the one-woman shows Hands Afire, Unspeakable Things, Border/Clash, and MotherStruck. She has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show and 60 Minutes, and her poetry has been featured in the New York Times and the Washington Post. She proudly identifies as Caribbean, Black, Asian, lesbian, a woman, and a resident of New York City, as well as a Jamaican national.
The Anguilla Literary Festival called Alexis Pauline Gumbs "the pride of Anguilla." Alexis is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity, M Archive: After the End of the World, and Dub: Finding Ceremony and co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Alexis lives in Durham, North Carolina where she stewards the Mobile Homecoming Trust Living Library of Queer Black Brilliance.
This event is free, open to the public, and mobility accessible. RSVP is preferred, not required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Co-sponsored by the Institute for Research in African-American Studies, Columbia University; Digital Humanities Center, Department of Africana Studies, Department of English, and the Library, Barnard College