For The Love of Community: Abolition, Archives, and Art Workshop – Feb 12

Posted by Making Worlds Bookstore & Social Center on February 8, 2022

Come and learn about community care and Abolitionism, past and present, in Philadelphia. Join Chronicling Resistance Activist-Curator Fellow Malkia Okech in an archive and art workshop that considers grounding our resistance to police and prisons through history and art. Malkia will provide copies of archival materials from local collections for participants to turn into art and poetry.

Malkia Okech is a Philadelphia-based researcher, cultural producer, and community archaeologist. She is interested in the cross sections of multimodal archaeology, art, technology, cultural heritage, anticapitalism, and liberation. Malkia graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2019 with degrees in Near Eastern Language and Civilization and Digital Humanities. She is the Associate Producer for Black Spatial Relics, an artist residency and annual convening exploring slavery, justice, and freedom. She is an Activist-Curator Fellow for the Free Library and PASCAL consortium, where she is doing abolitionist research and community archive building. She is the founder and curator of Memory Studio, an interdisciplinary makerspace reckoning with decolonial knowledge accumulation, production, and speculation. She does local movement work with autonomous abolitionist collectives, and her praxis is formed by the past, present, and future continuum of freedom-dreaming.

Date and Time: Saturday, February 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Location: Making Worlds Bookstore & Social Center, 210 South 45th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Space is limited for in-person attendance. Learn more, view COVID protocols, and register.


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