September 12, 2023
2:30pm PT / 5:30pm ET
Gather with us to draw inspiration from poetry, to write together, and raise funds to support the next Witches & Warriors Retreat.
Learn how Brew & Forge brings artists and activists together to cultivate connections and spark imagination toward creating change.
Hear from founder & co-coordinator Franny Choi and Witches & Warriors Fellows Precious Musa and MacKenzie Foy.
Co-sponsored by the Women Donor Network
WITCHES & WARRIORS READING
with Alexis Pauline Gumbs & Cynthia Dewi Oka
Saturday, July 23
The Watershed Center
44 Kaye Road, Millerton, NY 12546
This free, public reading features the faculty members of the inaugural Witches and Warriors Retreat. As two leading voices in the space where literature and activism meet, Cynthia Dewi Oka and Alexis Pauline Gumbs bring together radical politics and innovative poetics to create new possibilities in feminism, queer liberation, racial justice, and climate justice.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if your school or organization would like to partner with us to run future events.
Evie Shockley and Assata's Daughters
Danez Smith and the Solutions Not Punishment Collaborative
Brenda Shaughnessy and the FANG Collective
José Olivarez and the Pioneer Valley Workers' Center