The Woman King “This film breaks our hearts and heals our hearts” ~aw

Asabi Niambi, Alice Walker, Zainab Salbi: at The Grand Lake Theatre, in Oakland

This film (The Woman King) breaks our hearts and heals our hearts.  Here we see our battle scarred selves and how the ancestors, too, carried their own warrior marks. Africa has been and always will be dear to us, her children, wherever we have been abducted. Are there areas to discuss? Beyond our joy and grief?  Of course.* The work of our people in this gift opens that door too.  A door we are learning to walk through.~aw

*To help with this: BARRACOON: The Story of the Last “Black Cargo.” By Zora Neale Hurston, anthropologist.  Edited by Deborah G. Plant. Introduced by Alice Walker.