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August 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pmFree
SPIRIT WOMEN is a celebration of exquisite forms of spirit power that are (often negatively) associated with femininity – and may not be viewed as ‘power’ in the language of patriarchal robotocracies, but in human reality, hold the world together.
The power of emotions as catalysts that have shifted the tides of history. The power of empathy and intuition. The power of creation and reclamation. The power in being “such a girl”, “such a bitch”, “such a hoe”. The power in salvaging beauty from mountains of bullshit, in remaining defiantly beautiful and self-loving in a world that for hundreds of years has offered relentless attacks on our humanity as black women…
This session will explore various ways in which spirit power lives among us, how we in turn live through it, and how we can use it to subvert the oppressive ways in which robot systems express power.
SPIRIT WOMEN features Nana Darkoa Sekyiamah and Paula Akugizibwe among several others, in association with Adventures from the Bedrooms of African Women.