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Mother Tongue Monologues 2014 Invitation - Revised

Mother Tongue Monologues 2014 Invitation - Revised

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Conceived by Farah Tanis, Founder, Executive Director of Black Women's Blueprint and the Museum of Women's Resistance, this fourth annual production of Mother Tongue is a call for public deliberation! Black men and boys will share center stage, ushering in a time for truth, a time for troubling the waters, and for claiming what’s overdue—peace in Black communities. African drums, contemporary dance and vocals used in a brazen and spellbinding exploration of Black men and women’s complex histories of struggle and triumphs and pull the audience into deeper conversation about one of the most contentious subjects in Black sexual politics—the violence of Black men against Black women. With beautiful imagery, evocative music and bold choreography, poets and actors dramatizing and performing community will speak of silences, allowances, sexual and racial dynamics that remain intensely controversial. We continue to amplify the voices of Black women through testimony about histories and legacies of sexual violence enacted upon their own bodies. Black male allies will share center stage as powerful responders, challenging us as witnesses to take imaginative leaps from present states of institutionalized violence to futures where we possess the language and tools to dismantle rape culture at every stage and across generations.
Conceived by Farah Tanis, Founder, Executive Director of Black Women's Blueprint and the Museum of Women's Resistance, this fourth annual production of Mother Tongue is a call for public deliberation! Black men and boys will share center stage, ushering in a time for truth, a time for troubling the waters, and for claiming what’s overdue—peace in Black communities. African drums, contemporary dance and vocals used in a brazen and spellbinding exploration of Black men and women’s complex histories of struggle and triumphs and pull the audience into deeper conversation about one of the most contentious subjects in Black sexual politics—the violence of Black men against Black women. With beautiful imagery, evocative music and bold choreography, poets and actors dramatizing and performing community will speak of silences, allowances, sexual and racial dynamics that remain intensely controversial. We continue to amplify the voices of Black women through testimony about histories and legacies of sexual violence enacted upon their own bodies. Black male allies will share center stage as powerful responders, challenging us as witnesses to take imaginative leaps from present states of institutionalized violence to futures where we possess the language and tools to dismantle rape culture at every stage and across generations.

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Published by: Black Women's Blueprint on Dec 13, 2013
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200 Eastern Parkway (corner of Washington Ave) Brooklyn, New York 11238

At Washington Ave/Adjacent To the Brooklyn Museum

Monologues for Truth Bearing Women, for Emerging Sons and Other Keepers of the Flame
Directors Pope Jackson, Actuator Inc. and Lorraine LaPrade, Center for Anti-Violence Education
HONOREES

Melissa Harris-Perry Author, Political Scientist, Television Host and Liberal Political Commentator, MSNBC

Barbara Smith Council Member, Albany, NY Co-Founder, Combahee River Collective (1974), Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press

CO-CHAIRS

Aishah Shahidah Simmons Melinda Weekes-Laidlow NO! The Rape Documentary Applied Research Center Colorlines Temple University

Tony Porter A Call To Men

Lisa Anderson Auburn Theological Seminary

Beth Elaine Richie Institute for Research on Race and Public Policy

A Benefit Performance to Support Collaboration and Prevention Programs on Sexual Assault In Communities Of African Descendants. www.mothertonguemonologues.org

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