Joy James's In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love book talk

Jacob Lindgren @ 2023-04-10 18:41:35 -0500
Next Friday, April 14th at 6pm, we're excited to host Joy James in conversation with Dr. rosalind hampton and Dr. Charles H.F. Davis III, surrounding James's recently published book In Pursuit of Revolutionary Love: Precarity, Power, Communities 🧰

📖 Violence is arrayed against us because we’re Black, or female, or queer, or undocumented. There is no rescue team coming for us. With that knowledge, we need a different operational base to recreate the world. It is not going to be a celebrity savior. Never was, never will be. If you’re in a religious tradition that is millennia-old, consider how the last savior went out. It was always going to be bloody. It was always going to be traumatic. But there’s a beauty to facing the reality of our lives. Not our lives as they’re broken apart, written about, and then sold back to us in academic or celebrity discourse. But our lives as we understand them. The most important thing is showing up. Showing up and learning how to live by and with others, learning how to reinvent ourselves in this increasing wasteland. That’s the good life.

Foreword by Da’Shaun L. Harrison
Afterword by Mumia Abu-Jamal