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Breathing Underwater: An Evening with Alexis Pauline Gumbs

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Looking for a grounded voice during a chaotic time in the US? Join an author talk with Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs that includes a sneak peek of her new book Dub: Finding Ceremony and her groundbreaking book M Archive. These two books and Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity make up a groundbreaking trilogy. M Archive documents Black life at the end of the world—melding a critique of late capitalism, anti-Blackness, and environmental crisis all at once. In Dub, Gumbs channels the voices of her ancestors, including whales, coral, and oceanic bacteria to tell stories of Diaspora, Indigeneity, migration, Blackness, genius, mothering, grief, and harm.

Gumbs often traces the brilliance and wisdom of Black feminist practice, while taking on the origins of colonialism, genocide, and slavery. Through her writing, she reminds us that oppression can be challenged and that it is possible to make ourselves and our planet anew.

Biography 
Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs holds a Ph.D. in English, African and African-American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies from Duke University. This queer Black troublemaker is a Black feminist love evangelist and a prayer poet priestess. She is also the first scholar to research the Audre Lorde Papers at Spelman College, the June Jordan Papers at Harvard University, and the Lucille Clifton Papers at Emory University during her dissertation research.

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Date:
September 10
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6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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LANGSTON
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Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
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Details

Date:
September 10
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
,
Event Tags:
,
Website:
https://www.facebook.com/events/468278060635180/

Organizer

LANGSTON
Email:
info@langstonseattle.org
Website:
langstonseattle.org

Venue

Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute
104 17th Ave South
Seattle, 98144 United States
+ Google Map