Online Event: Social Justice Power Hour: Farah Jasmine Griffin
Monday, November 15, 2021 – 7:00PM to 8:00PM
A brilliant scholar imparts the lessons bequeathed by the Black community & its remarkable artists & thinkers.
Takin’ to her heart the phrase “Read Until You Understand,” a line her father, who died when she was nine, wrote in a note to her, Farah has made it central to this book about the love of the majestic power of words & love of the magnificence of Black life.
She has spent years rooted in the culture of Black genius & the legacy of books that her father left her. A beloved professor, Farah has devoted herself to passing these works & their wisdom on to generations of students.
Now in this powerful new book, she shares a lifetime of discoveries~ the ideas that inspired the stunning oratory of Frederick Douglass & Malcolm X, the soulful music of Marvin Gaye & Stevie Wonder, the daring literature of Phillis Wheatley & Toni Morrison, the inventive artistry of Romare Bearden, among many more. Exploring these works through such themes as justice, rage, self-determination, beauty, joy, & mercy allows her to move from her aunt’s love of yellow roses to Gil Scott-Heron’s “Winter in America.”
Farah entwines memoir, history, & art while she keeps her finger on the pulse of the present, asking us to grapple with the continuing struggle for Black freedom & the ongoing project that is American democracy. She challenges us to reckon with our commitment to all the nation’s inhabitants & our responsibilities to all humanity.
Join Farah & our own BRCSJ Chief Activist Robt Seda-Schreiber in virtual community-buildin’ conversation equally empowerin’ & entertainin’
Bayard Rustin Center for Social Justice virtual HQ
The BRCSJ Social Justice Power Hour is broadcasting live every weeknight from our FB page with fabulous & meaningful guest stars each & every nite!
Whereas we hope you join us live, if you miss any broadcasts, all of our over 400 Power Hour’s are always available for your viewin’ pleasure aqui~