We’re reimagining Black feminism and fugitivity, y’all! In this episode, Alyssa and Brendane are joined by graduate student and educator Naomi Simmons-Thorne. Together, they unpack fugitivity, bridging the bifurcation in Black feminist theory, the attack on CRT, fugitive pedagogy, and and COVID in the classroom.

What’s the Word? Fugitivity. We discuss the development of fugitivity and debate who and how people can practice fugitivity.

What We’re Reading. “Black Feminist Theory and its Wayward Futures” by Naomi Simmons-Thorne. We’re joined by Naomi to discuss her paper where she maps the relationship between the divergent Black feminist paradigms and offers a bridge that tells us we don’t have to choose.

What In the World?! Together we discuss the attack on critical race theory and what we’re actually witnessing: fighting against antiracism and critical consciousness in education, fugitive pedagogy and Brendane’s experiences as a science teacher to low income Black and brown students, and how the state is sacrificing children for the sake of the profits of the few.

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Discussed this week:

“Black Feminist Theory and its Wayward Futures”  (Naomi Simmons-Thorne, forthcoming)
Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching (Jarvis R. Givens, 2021)

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