The movement continues. Jess Solomon of the ground-breaking and love-making Saartje Project & Emerson Zora Hamsa, of Planet Mixtape, Shifting Vantage Point and a Come Correct #blackfeministsex rabble-rouser, are hosting Rainbow Reclamations DC, a series of discussions, workshops and rituals for queerky girls of color:
With infinite love, Emerson Zora Hamsa and Jessica T. Solomon will host a seven-month creative, collaborative effort called Rainbow Reclamations DC!
Using the template of the original Rainbow Reclamation series that was started by the brilliant black feminist scholar, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs in Durham, North Carolina, the Rainbow Reclamation District of Columbia Sunday Rituals will begin this June!
We will provide a safe space where LGBTQ-identified and LGBTQ-affirming women of color can participate in sacred discussions that “reclaim our bodies and collectivize our spiritual energy [through] Ntozake Shange’s brilliant choreopoem For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf.
These monthly discussions/rituals are love practices toward creating a spiritually aligned, intimately interconnected, queer-affirming and self-loving community of women of color and genderqueer people of color [who are] ready to support each other in transforming the world.” (From Alexis Pauline Gumbs’s description of Rainbow Reclamations /Durham, North Carolina)
Here is Rainbow Reclamations DC Sunday Sessions Schedule (All session titles are taken from Rainbow Reclamation / Durham, NC) :
Women in Brown: A Laying on of Hands:
Rooted Reclamation and Ancestor Grounding
Sunday, June 5, 2011/5:00pm-8:00pm
Women in Lavender: Love Between Us:
Competition and Scarcity Among Women of Color
Sunday, July 10, 2011 / 5:00pm-8:00pm
Women in Blue: Once I Was Pregnant:
Sharing and Holding Stories of Abortion, Miscarriage and Healing Sunday, August 14, 2011/5:00pm-8:00pm
Women in Green: For Sechita:
Sex Work and Solidarity
Sunday, September 11, 2011/5:00pm-8:00pm
Women in Yellow:
Graduation Night: A Sex-Positive, Queer-Inclusive Intergenerational Conversations about SEX (full of juicy and complicated stories about the “first time”)
Sunday, October 9, 2011/5:00pm-8:00pm
Women in Red: Keep Your Sorry:
Break-up Poetics (On Letting Go: Rituals of Release and Positive Relationship Transitions
Sunday, November 13, 2011/5:00pm-8:00pm
Women in Orange: Butterflies and Bad Girl Legacies: Sex, Survival, Revenge, and Healing
Sunday, December 11, 2011/5:00pm-8:00pm
I am amazed by the women I know. They are so full of love and they live their politics and they pass on their blessings and make movements and create radical media that saves black girls’ lives. We do big things!
Get on the friggin bus: RSVP for the first session this Sunday by clicking here. Like them on Facebook. Follow them on Twitter.