Sherrie Andre and Arely Diaz-Loza (of FANG Collective), in conversation with poet Brenda Shaughnessy, January 2020
THE BREW & FORGE LECTURE SERIES
puts poets and political organizers in conversation to exchange perspectives and alchemize collective dreaming. Housed at Williams College, the series brings 2-3 speakers to present on their work, followed by a panel in which they discuss the intersecting roles of activism and the arts in envisioning the future of social justice movements. In previous in-person events, speakers also taught writing/direct action organizing workshops to small groups of students, staff, faculty, and community members.
"WRITING & ORGANIZING IN THE BLACK RADICAL TRADITION"
Monday, April 19, 6pm edt
Virtual on Zoom
The Brew & Forge Lecture Series presents a virtual reading, presentation, and panel discussion on the topic of writing and organizing in the Black Radical Tradition. Poet and scholar Evie Shockley will give a reading in conversation with Christian Snow, Executive Director of Assata’s Daughters in Chicago, IL. Guests will present and discuss their work, including the impact of 1970s Black liberation movements on the contemporary landscapes of poetry and activism. A Q&A hosted by Williams BSU will follow.
Fall 2020: Danez Smith and the Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative
Spring 2020: Brenda Shaughnessy and the FANG Collective
Fall 2019: José Olivarez and the Pioneer Valley Workers' Center