NEXT Queer Black Sunday School: Choir Practice

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Date To Be Determined
Location:  Durham, NC – http://www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org/events.html

 

 

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2016 Choir Practices – December 7th, October 5th, August 31st, August 3rd,
Location: LGBTQ Center of Durham – http://www.lgbtqcenterofdurham.org/events.html

 

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Description

Queer Black Sunday School is a technology that has evolved from Sunday Black Feminist lectures to Exegetical Choir Practice. The Queer Black Sunday School: Lectures came from our desire and our communities desire for a space to deeply engage Black Feminist ancestors in a reverent and ecstatic space. Often they featured Alexis along side another Black Feminist Scholar. Then we added Julia’s southern Black church tradition by mixing sunday school with choir practice.

In these Queer Black Sunday School: Choir Practices we engage the possibility of Black Feminist collective singing using Black Feminist texts as source material and sacred text. We engage gospel and congregational songs and think critically about THE MEANING WE MAKE when we sing the words. We are reclaiming the resilience tools  of our ancestors and elders (in this case song) and using them to meet the needs we have now. This is also a model of how exegesis can be applied to other texts and practices.

Queer Black Sunday School: Choir Practice at our "Breathing Back: A meditation chorus" art exhibit in Durham, NC, February 2015.

Queer Black Sunday School: Choir Practice at our “Breathing Back: A meditation chorus” art exhibit in Durham, NC, February 2015.

 

We have done Queer Black Sunday Schools across the country as a part of university residencies, in art museums and other community spaces. The choir practice edition of Queer Black Sunday School is a great way for folks to come together across difference and literally harmonize!

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Queer Black Sunday School: Choir Practice at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit

Detroit Queer Black Sunday School: Choir Practice