This work examines how June Jordan's poetry dedicated to solidarity is a pedagogical and epistemological framework in SOLHOTLex and in engaging Black girls around the interconnectedness of the occupation of Palestine and the genocide of Syrians under the Bashar Al Assad regime. It begins to answer the questions of how frameworks like womanism and postcolonial feminist theory inform engagement around solidarity in SOLHOTLex and organizing Black girls while examining what critical engagement and organizing looks like when the voices of Black girls are in symphony with the rest of the world's resistance struggles.
Intifada Incantation #2: June Jordan's Radical Poetics, Black Girl Organizing, and Re-imagining Freedom Landscapes for Our Collective Freedom
Mekhatansh McGuire is student in the Department of Gender and Women's Studies at the University of Kentucky. Special thanks to Banah Ghadbian, Sonja McGuire, William Wells Brown Staff, and the girls of SOLHOTLex. Correspondence to: Mekhatansh McGuire, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, 112 Breckinridge Hall 0056, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40506, USA. Email: email@example.com.
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Mekhatansh McGuire; Intifada Incantation #2: June Jordan's Radical Poetics, Black Girl Organizing, and Re-imagining Freedom Landscapes for Our Collective Freedom. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 September 2017; 6 (3): 34–49. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2017.6.3.34
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