JOIN ALICE WALKER AND SPECIAL GUESTS
FOR A MAGICAL WEEKEND OF STORYTELLING, COMMUNITY HEALING, AND ACTION FOR THE COMMON GOOD
We are delighted to announce that this April, you’re invited to join distinguished writer and activist Alice Walker at the third annual Movies & Meaning Festival for a long weekend of art, storytelling, and tooling up for social justice work and community healing. Participants will… Continue reading
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FIND YOUR PARENTS, AND HELP THEM
©2017by Alice Walker
Somewhere on this green earth
your parents are still alive;
why we thought parents ever died
is a mystery.
your father is still working
like a beast;
your mother, her shoes a joke, still washing
by calloused hand,
someone else’s filthy clothes.
You thought you had escaped… Continue reading
What To Do With The Mind?
©2017 by Alice Walker
I have not been this depressed since President John Kennedy was assassinated; no, I have not been this depressed since Dr. Martin Luther King was assassinated. No, I haven’t been this depressed since Malcolm X was assassinated. No, I haven’t been this depressed since Bobby Kennedy was assassinated. No, I haven’t been… Continue reading
I sat watching FENCES twice. Mesmerized. Enchanted. Loving everything about it. Including the many times Troy Maxson says “nigger,” all the inflections, the many times he shows how crafty, beaten down, and crazily standing up, he is. Denzel Washington’s acting (to say nothing of his directing) demonstrates the faith of love: that we can bear to witness where we’ve stood, fallen, cried… Continue reading