New York City Launch at Bluestockings

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Monday, March 21st

7pm-9:30pm

Bluestockings Books (172 Allen Street New York, New York 10002)

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines is an anthology that centers mothers of color and marginalized mothers’ voices. Marginalized and oppressed mothers are at the center of a world of necessary transformation. Oppressed mothers create a generous space for life in the face of life-threatening limits and activate a powerful vision of the future. Join coeditors Alexis Pauline Gumbs, China Martens, and Mai’a Williams with contributors to discuss this movement-shifting anthology committed to birthing new worlds, full of faith and hope for what we can raise up together.

For more details see:

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We Love You Atlanta!

 

Last weekend’s Revolutionary Mothering Events in Atlanta were miraculous! Thank you to everyone who came out and to Charis Books and More, SisterSong, SisterLove, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, Fresh2Health and Dynamic Dou Doula Team for collaborating!!!

Thank you everyone for supporting the tour. We are looking forward to seeing our NYC loved ones at Bluestockings on Monday March 21st. Details here:
http://www.alexispauline.com/apgblog/?post_type=dd_events&p=482

and Baltimore folks, don’t forget to get your free or VIP tickets to the reading at Union Baptist Church on March 30th: http://www.alexispauline.com/apgblog/?post_type=dd_events&p=520

We love you!!! See you soon!

Atlanta Launch for Revolutionary Mothering at Charis Books

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at 7:30 PM
Charis Books and More/Charis Circle

1189 Euclid Ave NE, Atlanta, Georgia 30307

Join us for a celebratory conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, co-editor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Alexis will read selections from the anthology and her own Revolutionary Mother Pauline McKenzie will share about her work as a doula and therapist. Members of the Love Spirit Balm collective who are featured in the book will also be present. Dr. Gumbs will lead us in a community discussion about mothering, parenting, and the revolutionary movements we are all a part of.

Here is the facebook invite: https://www.facebook.com/events/919975721384330/

And there is more info here: http://www.alexispauline.com/apgblog/?post_type=dd_events&p=506

You can support the tour here:  https://www.gofundme.com/revolutionmother

TK:Telling Our Truths to Live

Untitled-17“In telling this, I am bearing witness to mama-love, to days spent behind books and hands wrapped tight on steering wheels while the sun burns down, building worry filled pockets on foreheads cuz you can’t afford to pay the late fee at the childcare and your professor won’t let you leave that class early and the electricity got shut off because your student loans ran our and you got just enough money to afford some gas to get to class today but not enough for heat this month. I am bearing witness to the joy that comes from finally telling our truths…”

-tk karakashian tunchez “Telling Our Truths to Live: A Manifesta” in Revolutionary Mothering Love on the Front Lines

Today we are celebrating the day that Revolutionary Mothering author tk karakashian tunchez gave birth to her brilliant daughter and collaborator and all the mama-love that has happened since! Join us in celebrating and check out this short video that tk made when she came to Durham as part of the New Mythos tour (check out the video to see how I talked her ear off.) We can’t wait to bring the Revolutionary Mothering tour to Texas!

Thank you all for your love and support!   You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/revolutionmother

First Love is Lifeforce Workshop at MotherHouse Atlanta

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Love is Lifeforce: An All-Ages Coloring Workshop

Saturday March 12, 11:30am-2pm

Motherhouse (home of SisterSong and Sisterlove)

1237 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30310

Join Revolutionary Mothering Co-editor Alexis Pauline Gumbs, her revolutionary Mama Pauline McKenzie, Lactation Activist and Mama Faye Harris and Activist Doula Bianca Campbell for a light brunch and some deep activities.

Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines will be available for sale at the event by Charis Books and More!

RSVP on the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1561212207525491/

More info and other events here: http://www.alexispauline.com/apgblog/?post_type=dd_events&p=508

Thank you for supporting the tour!!!

Doing it All: Vikki Law

Vikki_Siuloong_in_darkroom“How to explain war to a three-year-old? The pregnancy and parenting books didn’t prepare me for this.
I took a deep breath. “Well, war is when one country sends people to kill the people in another country.”
She silently chewed her food and I wondered if my explanation had been too blunt.
“The next time there’s a war, we should go out on the streets and march and say, ‘No war,'” she continued.”

-Vikki Law “Doing it All…and then Again With Child” in Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

We are so proud to have this beautiful piece by Vikki Law on how her anti-war activism and activism in collaboration with mothers in prison has been impacted by her daughter and her experiences of mothering within an activist movement.

Come see Vikki and other Revolutionary Mothering authors at Bluestockings Bookstore at 7pm on March 21st! More info here: http://www.alexispauline.com/apgblog/?post_type=dd_events&p=482

Thanks for supporting the tour!!!! You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/revolutionmother

Warrior Healers Unite!

12768241_10102291127019882_4936438103556213173_o“We fight for small pieces of city space so we can show our children what tomatoes look like attached to their parents. We fight to clean up messes, including ones we didn’t make. We fight for the rest of our natural lives and this is the most radical fight I have ever fought.”

-Tara Villalba and Lola Mondragon in “She Is a Radical” in Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

It was SO wonderful to meet Lola Mondragon at the UC Santa Barbara Women of Color Conference this past weekend. Look out for her powerful words representing the traditions of revolutionary mothering, indigenous grandmothering and warrior healer love at Revolutionary Mothering events at the Bay Area Anarchist Book Fair in April and the Orange County Anarchist Book Fair in May!!!

You can support the tour here:  https://www.gofundme.com/revolutionmother

Loretta Ross’s beautiful Preface!!!

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This time three years ago I was meeting my shero Loretta Ross. And then she wrote this for the preface of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines

“This anthology asks if we can use our powers as radical mothers to responsibly uplift and sometimes represent others, or conversely, to smother or diminish others for our own purposes. It is a radical act to nurture the lives of those who are not supposed to exist.”

Real talk? I cry every time I read her powerful preface to this book. We are so happy to have this work linked to the world-shifting work of the Reproductive Justice Movement and we are excited to be planning an event at the home of SisterSong in Atlanta!

We are so looking forward to meeting you on this tour. Thank you for your love and support!  You can donate to the Revolutionary Mothering tour here:  https://www.gofundme.com/revolutionmother

Feminist Poetics: June Jordan Symposium UMass Amherst Register Now!

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“Wholehearted” by Alexis Pauline Gumbs is part of a new show at the Carrack called “Breathing Back: A Meditation Chorus.” It features poet and activist June Jordan, and the quote which describes it is from her: “We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.”

Registration is now open for Feminist Poetics: Legacies of June Jordan Symposium at UMass Amherst on March 25th! Co-editor Alexis Pauline Gumbs will be speaking alongside Sonia Sanchez, Barbara Smith, Gloria Joseph and too many geniuses to name about June Jordan’s legacy and sharing the significance of June Jordan’s 1977 theory of intergenerational love which is available for the first time in print form in Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. For more information and to register see:

http://www.alexispauline.com/apgblog/?post_type=dd_events&p=514