Screening

The Practice of Everyday Freedom

Wave, Womanism and Villanelle, Various Artists

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Harlem

Hub, Union Theological Seminary | 3041 Broadway

Curated by Theodore Kerr

Thursday, July 16 | 7:30PM
The Practice of Everyday Freedom: Wave, Womanism and Villanelle
Hub, Union Theological Seminary | 3041 Broadway

In 1994 WAVE, a group composed largely of women of color, (Marcia Edwards, Alexandra Juhasz, Aida Matta, Juanita Mohammed, Sharon Penceal, Glenda Smith, Carmed Velasquez) came together to support each other and explore their roles as caregivers within the HIV/AIDS crisis. WAVE produced videos, including a series of self portraits, to be shown in communities. Almost twenty years later Hayat Hyatt went looking for black queer history and found new friends, the ongoing impacts of HIV/AIDS, and guiding ghosts. Together these films illustrate the practice of everyday freedom through the creation of counter memory and service that folks engage in to save their own lives and others when the world has turned its back and the ways which when there is no approved narratives or history, people have to make up their own.

The Hub is a permanent and predominantly seminarian-led community and organizing space at the heart of the Union Theological Seminary carved out and maintained since the wake of the #blacklivesmatter movement that is dedicated to the ongoing moral work of confronting domestic and global systemic racism and white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, and injustices of all kinds.

Curator: Theodore Kerr