One of my favorite experiences about this filming weekend was seeing the brilliance of the young people who participated in both the cast and crew of the film. Their focus energy and their amazing senses of humor definitely increased my faith in the future of freedom! #whenwefree http://www.gofundme.com/ba5bqg
It is Ida B. Wells Day!!! Ida B. Wells funded her revolutionary investigative journalistic publications Southern Horrors and A Red Record about the next steps for freedom after emancipation through the supportive fundraiser of Black Women’s Clubs in the early 1900s. Now, we too are funding When We Free our revolutionary independent film about spiritual freedom after emancipation by reaching out to our most aligned and devoted community!!! YOU! Celebrate Ida B. Wells, independent media and the possibility of our collective freedom by donating and spreading the word!!! http://www.gofundme.com/ba5bqg
And then tune in to #idaslegacy at 2pm ET on twitter for a conversation convened by Echoing Ida and Ebony Magazine featuring Kimberly DrGoddess Ellis (and moderated by yours truly)!
We making a film, so….we passing the hat!!! Please repost and get awesome perks (including print of this collage “Shapeshift” by Alexis Pauline Gumbs in honor of Harriet and more) when you support us in feeding and housing our cast and crew and getting supplies for our upcoming transformative filming weekend ritual!!!!
Whitewash explores the African-American experience and race in surfing. It touches on some pertinent issues about how the history of surfing was detached from it’s indigenous Hawaiian origins and largely regarded as having it’s founding or “discovery” with European settlers. It also focuses on the issues of segregation and racism at beaches in California and of how the belief that “black people can’t swim” was passed down from generation to generation.
I’m so glad this documentary exists. There is also great evidence of sea culture in West Africa which after the slave trade forced the people to move inland. Surfing has never been a white-trait.
Orbit. Collage for Melvin Dixon by Alexis Pauline Gumbs.
Oh loved ones! My birthday was yesterday, but the gift of breathing don’t stop! This bonus meditation from the brilliant Melvin Dixon is designed to propel your ancestor-breathing into the future. So much love to you!
Listen to the meditation here: http://blackfeministbreathing.tumblr.com/post/88658048985/oh-loved-ones-my-birthday-was-yesterday-but-the
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