R111. Revolutionary Mothering: Radical Caretaking as Essential to Creating Revolutionary Communities

Marquis Salon 7 & 8, Marriott Marquis, Meeting Level Two
Thursday, February 9, 2017
9:00 am to 10:15 am


Inspired by the legacy of radical and queer Black feminists of the 1970s and ’80s, Revolutionary Mothering places marginalized mothers of color at the center of movements working toward racial, economic, reproductive, gender, and food justice, as well as anti-violence, anti-imperialist, and queer liberation. Join the co-editors and contributors to discuss powerful visions and futures of collective liberation.



Alexis Pauline Gumbs is the author of Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity and the coeditor of Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines. Alexis is also the founder of the Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind community school and the cofounder of the Mobile Homecoming project.

China Martens is the author of The Future Generation, an editor of Don't Leave Your Friends Behind, and Revolutionary Mothering. She plans on having another three books out, at least, in the next decade.

Lisa Factora-Borchers is a writer and editor of the anthology, Dear Sister: Letters from Survivors of Sexual Assault. Her work is anthologized in Verses for Yolanda and Revolutionary Mothering. A former editor with make/shift magazine, she has written for the Feminist Wire, Refinery29, and Bitch.

Tk Tunchez is a full-time artist and wearable art maker. As a queer, teen, radical woman of color, she believes in the necessary power of testimony to amplify and project marginalized voices and shift mainstream narrative, and is honored to be included in Revolutionary Mothering.

Autumn Brown is a mother, social justice organizer, writer, artist, and facilitator. Her writing has been published in Octavia's Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines, and the Procyon Science Fiction Anthology.


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