A Tribute to June Jordan
Where: Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave.
212-817-7000 Price: Free
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Join us for “A Tribute to June Jordan,” an intergenerational exploration of the legendary teacher, activist, and poet’s life, work, and legacy. Organized in the vein of a day-long conference, it will run from late morning to evening, with lectures, panels, discussions and readings. Free and open to the public, events will take place in Proshansky Auditorium and C-Level Rooms at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Ave, NYC.
10:30am – 11:15am: Keynote Lecture by Jan Heller Levi
4:15pm – 5:30pm: We’re On: Writers in Conversation about how the June Jordan Reader can carry us into new forms of revolution
Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Suzanne Gardinier, and Patricia Spears Jones, moderated by Carey Salerno
6:30 pm: A Reading of June Jordan’s Work
Jen Benka, Dr. Joshua Bennett, Hafizah Geter, Aracelis Girmay, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, JP Howard, Erica Hunt, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Christoph Keller, Joseph O. Legaspi, and Evie Shockley.
A June Jordan library/reading room will be set up featuring a wide range of publications and books by June Jordan for people to read and browse during the conference.
The conference is a partnership between Cave Canem Foundation, The Center for the Humanities at The Graduate Center, CUNY, the June M. Jordan Literary Estate Trust, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, The Feminist Press at CUNY, Iradac GC, and HarperCollins.
For more information about this conference and the presenters, visit: https://www.centerforthehumanities.org/programming/a-tribute-to-june-jordan
Co-sponsored by Cave Canem Foundation, the June M. Jordan Literary Estate Trust, Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative, The Institute for Research on the African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (Iradac GC), The Feminist Press at CUNY, and the The Center for the Humanities at the The Graduate Center, CUNY and Harper Collins Publishing.Buy tickets/get more info now