Radical Black Women of Harlem Tour (2019)

9 May 2019, dusan

“Harlem is both an idea and a place. What became known as the ‘Black Mecca’ began as a farming village inhabited first by the Lenape and then by the Dutch. The first Black people in Harlem, both freed and enslaved, worked on farms in the area known as Niew Haarlem. New Haarlem was formally established as a settlement by Peter Stuyvesant in 1658 and was named after the Dutch city of Haarlem. For generations, the sole connection between Niew Haarlem and Niew Amsterdam was a diagonal road built on an old Native path: a street we now call Broadway…

Learn more about this history and the extraordinary contributions of radical Black women who built community, fought for freedom, and imagined other futures, including Williana Jones Burroughs, Regina Anderson Andrews, Ella Baker, Claudia Jones, Lorraine Hansberry, Salaria Kee, Madame C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker, Victoria Earle Matthews, Zora Neale Hurston, Louise Thompson Patterson, Dorothy Height, Pauli Murray, Amy Ashwood Garvey, Billie Holiday, Audre Lorde, Madame Stephanie St. Clair, Marvel Cooke, Eslanda Goode Robeson, Una Mulzac, Grace Campbell, and Willie Mae Mallory.

The Radical Black Women of Harlem Walking Tour offers an important contribution to the effort to uplift Black women’s intellectual, social and political work. We encourage community members, students, and educators to use this guidebook to organize tours in New York City, or as inspiration to design guidebooks in other neighborhoods and cities.”

Research and Writing by Asha Futterman and Mariame Kaba
Published in New York, May 2019
20 pages
HT jul



8M: Der große feministische Streik. Konstellationen des 8. März (2018) [German]

25 April 2019, dusan

“#VivasNosQueremos, #NosMueveElDeseo, #NosotrasParamos – Wir wollen uns lebend(ig). Uns bewegt der Wunsch. Wir Frauen streiken. So gelangen die Slogans neuer feministischer Bewegungen aus Lateinamerika seit 2016 als Hashtags zu uns. Die hier versammelten Texte untersuchen die Genealogien dieser vielfältigen Bewegungen, die aus einem lauten Aufschrei gegen blutige, regelmäßig ungestrafe Feminizide entstanden und schließlich als internationaler feministischer Streik 2017 und 2018 massive Dimensionen erreichten. Die Mitte dieses Streiks bildet allerorts die entscheidende Frage, wie Sorgearbeit bestreikt werden kann. Ausgehend von einem tiefen Überdruss gegenüber allen Formen machistischer Gewalt tritt der Streik hier als sorgfältiges Flechten eines gemeinsamen Gewebes, als gemeinsames Organisieren und Lernen auf, aber auch als unmissverständliche Warnung: Mujeres en huelga, se cae el mundo – Wenn die Frauen streiken, zerfällt die Welt.”

First published as 8M Constelación feminista. ¿Cuál es tu lucha? ¿Cuál es tu huelga?, Tinta limón, 2018.

By Verónica Gago, Raquel Gutiérrez Aguilar, Susana Draper, Mariana Menéndez Díaz, Marina Montanelli, Marie Bardet, Suely Rolnik
Translated by Michael Grieder and Gerald Raunig
Foreword by Isabell Lorey
Publisher transversal texts, Vienna, 2018
ISBN 9783903046184, 3903046183
155 pages

Review: Candela Comméres Benejam (Crítica y resistencias, 2018, ES).

Strike website
Publisher (ES)
Publisher (DE)


FIELD, 12/13: Art, Anti-Globalism, and the Neo-Authoritarian Turn (2019)

4 April 2019, dusan

This special issue of FIELD: A Journal of Socially-Engaged Art Criticism focusses on “new forms of cultural and artistic activism that have emerged in response to the global rise of right wing populist and authoritarian forms of government. It features over thirty essays by leading artists, activists, historians, critics and curators who share a commitment to freedom of expression, economic equality, environmental justice, individual identity and mobility, and the expansion of democratic processes.”

Edited by Greg Sholette
Publisher Department of Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, Winter/Spring 2019
Open access