CAAPP Student Response SHowcase
This is a presentation of student work responding to “Collective Protest & Rebellion: A Black Study Intensive,” an event held by the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics. The Intensive was an interactive discussion about the many facets of systemic racism, inequality, and the Black experience. The week-long event was held in response to the anti-black violence, police brutality, and overall unrest surrounding the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Elijah McClain, and many more.
This CAAPP event took place from September 28th to October 2nd, 2020, and featured the following events and artists:
- “Overthrowing Deadly Metaphors” with Emily Greenwood
- “These Tyrannical Times: Poetry as Liberatory, Poetry as Undoing” with Dionne Brand & Harryette Mullen
- “Looking for Language in the Ruins” with JJJJJerome Ellis, Saidiya Hartman, & Erica Hunt
- “The Sweetness that Survives the Slaughter” with Aracelis Girmay & Zun Lee
- “Thinking in Creative Practice: a Masterclass” with Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
- “Love is the Great Rebellion” with Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, & Daniel Alexander Jones
This showcase was curated and edited by:
Lead Associate Editor: Samuel Kulp
Graduate Editor: Sagnika Chanda
Associate Editorial Team:
Special thanks to the Pitt English Difference in Community Committee, particularly Ellen Smith, and the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP).