|“My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter” by Aja Monet on May 14, 2017 @ Brooklyn Museum|
Event Description: “On Mother’s Day, join us from 3:00pm-5:00pm in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium, 3rd Floor, for an intimate afternoon of poetry by Brooklyn-born Aja Monet, whose new collection 'My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter' is an ode to mothers, daughters, and sisters—the important people who fight to change the world. Complemented by striking cover art from Carrie Mae Weems, these stunning poems tackle racism, sexism, heartbreak, and grief, but also love, motherhood, spirituality, and black joy. Angela Davis says this collection and its title poem, performed at this year's Women's March, 'offers us textures of feeling and radical shifts of meaning that expand our capacity to envision and fight for new worlds.' Monet discusses how resistance is fostered through mother-daughter relationships, bringing to life the radical legacy presented in the exhibition 'We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women, 1965–85' ...” — Read more: Brooklyn Museum-Tumblr, Brooklyn Museum-Facebook and Brooklyn Museum-My Mother Was a Freedom FighterFor General Information: Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Museum-Tumblr, Brooklyn Museum-Facebook.
"Is That All You Got" by Aja Monet - video by Aja Monet