To: Focus
From: Joy James
Date: October 24, 2015, 9:04pm

Our discussions of BLM/SayHerName are complicated: by empire and global anti-racist solidarity; terror and the infantilized; avoidance of speech and memories of the “unspeakable” violence that we (especially the children) face.

Bitter and traumatic memories frame governance in black life/death…

To: Joy James, Focus
From: Charlene Carruthers
Date: September 17, 10:11am

“Black Lives Matter” represents a convergence of people, ideas, geographies, formations and experiences.

The activity is both hyper-local and internationalist. Be it Twitter conversations between Ferguson and Palestinian activists about how to alleviate pain from tear gas or the…

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