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Sherrie Andre and Arely Diaz-Loza (of FANG Collective), in conversation with poet Brenda Shaughnessy, January 2020

THE BREW & FORGE LECTURE SERIES

The Brew & Forge Lecture Series puts poets and political organizers in conversation to exchange perspectives and alchemize collective dreaming. Previously housed at Williams College, the series brought 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. When held in person, the speakers also taught writing/direct action organizing workshops to small groups of students, staff, faculty, and community members.

 

The first iteration of the series ran from 2019-2021. Contact hello@brewandforge.com if your school or organization would like to partner with us to run future events.

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"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. 

 

See full information and reserve tickets here.

PREVIOUS EVENTS

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