Alexis guest lecturer


Alexis says "As a queer Black feminist, the adventure of loving myself and the transformative journey of loving other Black women are intricately tied together." By loving Black woman, paying attention to Black women, listening to Black women, creating breathing, living, loving space for and with Black woman as AS a Black woman Alexis is learning to breathe love, learning to live a life that is an act of love designed to empower all oppressed people and to be a gift to our species and to the universe that holds us.



Eternal Summer of the Black Feminist Mind

is an educational project, spreading the good news that BLACK FEMINISM LIVES by every means necessary. We offer educational podcasts, videos and in-person educational sessions for everyone who values the brilliance of Black feminists and wants to participate in the transformation of the universe into alignment with our love.

Some of the Eternal Summer Programs are listed below. Click here -> Eternal Summer Blog <- to visit the blog. The address is


School of Our Lorde

Picture of Audre Lorde School of Our Lorde is comprised of 4 units that allow participants to deeply engage and build on the work of Audre Lorde as transmitted through the committed (obsessive) research of Alexis on the poetics, teaching practices, political implications and publishing interventions of Audre Lorde's work (and to enjoy delicious local desserts together).
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Juneteenth Freedom Academy

June JordanJuneteenth Freedom Academy is a summer intensive for educators that shares rituals for transformative presence. ...This course acknowledges what has the most influence on students while they are in the classroom, the people who are there, the educators and each other and the energy we are all empowered to bring into the space.
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Lucille Clifton ShapeShifter Survival School

Picture of Lucille Clifton
Survival School is based on the premise that we need each other to survive. This series of intergenerational educational experiences based on research on the definitions and practices and survival developed by June Jordan, Audre Lorde and the members of the Combahee River Collective isdesigned for the whole family and is an experiment in the sustainability of community based Black feminist education for diverse communities.
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Organizing & Revolutionary Creativity

light from Toni Cade Bambara...

"Perhaps we need to let go of all notions of manhood and femininity and concentrate on Blackhood. We have much alas to work against. The job of purging is staggering. It perhaps takes less heart to pick up the gun than to face the task of creating a new identity, a self, perhaps an androgynous self, via commitment to the struggle"

Toni Cade Bambara, On The Issue of Roles