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A Tribute to June Jordan

May 18 @ 10:30 am - 8:00 pm

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A Tribute to June Jordan is an intergenerational exploration of the legendary poet’s life, work, and legacy. This daylong conference will begin with a keynote address by Jan Heller Levi. A series of lectures, discussions and readings will follow featuring aracelis girmay, E. Ethelbert Miller and Evie Shockley, among many others. Free and open to the public, this event is co-presented with the Center for the Humanities at the CUNY Graduate Center and the June M. Jordan Literary Estate Trust.



Friday, May 18, 2018

10:30am – 11:15am
Keynote Lecture by Jan Heller Levi

11:30am – 12:15pm
Liberatory Pedagogy with Conor Tomás Reed, Makeba Lavan, Talia Shalev, Dorothy Wang


1:15pm – 2:30pm
Poetry for the People: A Revolutionary Blueprint for Building Literary Communities with Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Joseph Legaspi and Deborah Paredez, moderated by Hafizah Geter

2:45pm – 4pm
For the Sake of People’s Poetry: Walt Whitman and the Rest of Us with Donna Masini, E. Ethelbert Miller and Evie Shockley, moderated by Erica Hunt

4:15pm – 5:30pm
Panel TBD

5:30 – 6:30

6:30 pm
A reading of June Jordan’s work with Jennifer Benka, Dr. Joshua Bennett, Hafizah Geter, aracelis girmay, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Erica Hunt, Tyehimba JessPatricia Spears Jones, Christoph Keller, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Joseph Legaspi, Evie Shockley and Christopher Soto, among others.


May 18
10:30 am - 8:00 pm
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CUNY Graduate Center, Proshansky Auditorium
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016 United States
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