Many Fires This Time: We the 100 Million
Date: January 15th, 12pm-1pm PST
“Many Fires This Time: We the 100 Million” (2021) is a poetic documentary about the one in three Americans living in economic insecurity. It follows the journey of poet and activist, A Scribe Called Quess?, as he connects with other activist poets and the communities they represent from Chicago, Kentucky and Oakland to his hometown of New Orleans. Quess? and the director, Jason Foster, will discuss the making of the film and its portrayal of how everyday people are fighting for equity and justice in issues ranging from housing, gentrification, police violence, to environmental crises, education, job security and LGBTQIA equality. Workshop participants are encouraged to see the film beforehand but it is not required to attend. View the documentary between January 11 – 15 here.
Their work is centered directly on several frontline battles for social justice, to include the struggle against the current privatization of schools through the charter school movement In the spirit of the impending fire that [Martin Luther King Jr.'s comrade and friend] James Baldwin prophetically spoke of in this country’s last season of major uprising, “Many Fires” employs spoken word poetry, choreography and community interviews, to form a poetic love letter to the many revolutionary struggles aflame in today’s America.
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The Seattle MLK Jr. Organizing Coalition is an all-volunteer organization composed of grassroots, labor, business, people of color, and progressive community organizations and volunteers from throughout the Puget Sound region. Annually, these groups come together and organize our community's largest tribute to the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - the only geographic jurisdiction named in Dr. King's honor. Learn More Here.