Philly Jawns: May We All Be Well
Friday, May 28 at 6:00pm
Zoom Meeting ID: 832 2942 3927 Password: 842923
Self-described Black Lesbian Mother Warrior Poet Audre Lorde wrote, "For
women, then, poetry is not a luxury."
From this pronouncement a poetry anthology, "Philly Jawns: For Women
Revisited" was birthed, which features forty love and struggle, joy and
liberation poems by Black and Brown women (including Annette Deigh) in
tribute to the life and legacy of iconic artist Nina Simone, described
by 2016-2017 Philadelphia Poet Laureate Yolanda Wisher as "the queen of
Black Woman Magic, Rage and Reckoning."
To understand the breadth of Nina Simone's life as one of the major
voices of the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movement, is to also know that
she suffered under the tremendous weight of racism, a kind of trauma not
often examined through the lens of mental health.
"Philly Jawns: May We All Be Well" is a step towards that examination, a
paradigm shift using the art of activism. Join us for this poetry
presentation and discussion with creatives B. Michelle Horton, Wanda
Flowers, Nzinga Asele El, Lois Moses, and anthology editor Debra
Powell-Wright, for a candid conversation in recognition of Mental Health
Awareness Month. Moderated by PSCSW president Annette Deigh, and Purple
House Project PA, Inc. founder/director Christine Joy Brunson.
May 28, 2021
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm