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Remembering and Resistance: Social Justice Across Genres

October 1, 2022 @ 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

The Sanctuary at the First Baptist Church of Decatur, 308 Clairemont Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Efren Olivares’s book My Boy Will Die of Sorrow: A Memoir of Immigration From the Front Lines details  his own story of immigrating to the United States at thirteen and as a human rights lawyer—whose work on the front lines of the fight against family separations in South Texas. 

Poet Elizabeth Hughey’s book White Bull is composed entirely of words of the notorious, vile segregationist Bull Connor; the poems use language that was wielded in violence and oppression,  to reckon with the present moment. 

Artist, poet, theologian, and community organizer Tricia Hersey will discuss her new book Rest Is Resistance: A Manifesto. It is rooted in spiritual energy and centered in Black liberation, womanism, somatics, and Afrofuturism. 

Moderator Jeremy Redmon is an award-winning journalist with nearly three decades of experience reporting for newspapers. He also teaches journalism at Kennesaw State University and has been named a 2022 Ochberg fellow with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma.

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