A Tribute to June Jordan @ The Graduate Center, CUNY, New York [18 May]

A Tribute to June Jordan

10:30 - 20:00

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The Graduate Center, CUNY
365 5th Ave, New York, New York 10016
Join us for «A Tribute to June Jordan» an intergenerational exploration of the legendary teacher, activist, and poet’s life, work, and legacy. Organized in the vein of a day-long conference, it will run from late morning to evening, with lectures, panels, discussions and readings. Free and open to the public, events will take place in Proshansky Auditorium and C-Level Rooms at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Ave, NYC.
10:30am — 11:15am: Keynote Lecture by Jan Heller Levi
11:30am — 12:15pm: Liberatory Pedagogy
Conor Tomás Reed, Makeba Lavan, Talia Shalev, Dorothy Wang
1:15pm — 2:30pm: Poetry for the People: A Revolutionary Blueprint for Building Literary Communities
Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Josep...h O. Legaspi and Deborah Paredez, moderated by Hafizah Geter
2:45pm — 4pm: For the Sake of People’s Poetry: A Discussion of Jordan’s Essay about Inclusivity and Accessibility
Donna Masini, E. Ethelbert Miller and Evie Shockley, moderated by Erica Hunt
4:15pm — 5:30pm: We’re On: Writers in Conversation about how the June Jordan Reader can carry us into new forms of revolution
Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Suzanne Gardinier, and Patricia Spears Jones, moderated by Carey Salerno
6:30 pm: A Reading of June Jordan’s Work
Jen Benka, Dr. Joshua Bennett, Hafizah Geter, Aracelis Girmay, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Erica Hunt, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Christoph Keller, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Joseph Legaspi, Evie Shockley and Christopher Soto
The conference is a partnership between Cave Canem, The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY, the June M. Jordan Literary Estate Trust, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, The Feminist Press at CUNY, and Iradac GC.
For more information about this conference and the presenters, visit: centerforthehumanities.org/programming/a-tribute-to-june-jordan
Co-sponsored by Cave Canem, the June M. Jordan Literary Estate Trust, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (Iradac GC), The Feminist Press at CUNY, and the The Center for the Humanities at the The Graduate Center, CUNY.
Image credit: June Jordan. Courtesy of Sara Miles, 1981.
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