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When We Free: Lexington KY Premiere

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Lexington, KY September 23, 2017 When We Free, written and directed by Julia Roxanne Wallace (Sangodare) and produced by Alexis Pauline Gumbs explore the spiritual questions that the newly free faced after emancipation from slavery in the Carolinas.  This ritual screening of the film will include engagement with the writer/director, […]


Libation Oracle: Great Mother Celebration (Lexington, KY)

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel Lexington, KY September 22-24, 2017


Singing of a New American: Pauli Murray’s Legacy and Justice in the 21st Century (Howard Law School)

        Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray [HUSL 1944] was a writer, activist, lawyer, university professor, priest, and saint. Over the course of 75 years, Murray worked at the intersection of race, sex, and gender. Black women were the center of her worldview. For Murray, equality required whatever it took to make Black women […]


Nikki Finney in Conversation with Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Durham NC

Hayti Heritage Center.  804 Old Fayetteville Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701 September 14, 2017 6-8pm

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the black oceanists: underwater oracle (at UNC Chapel Hill)

Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs will activate an oracle based on her recent book Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity and her forthcoming book M Archive: After the End of the World. Monday, Sept 11 2017 UNC Chapel Hill  Sponsored by the Department of African, African American and Diaspora Studies Department at UNC Chapel Hill and […]

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Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Kathy Engel at Hobart Festival of Women Writers

Sunday 9/10/17 12:45pm – 1:45pm at the Hobart Community Center, 80 Cornell Avenue Readers: ALEXIS PAULINE GUMBS ​ “Spill” RACHEL ELIZA GRIFFITHS ​ ​ “Lighting the Shadow” ​ KATHY ENGEL ​ ​ “Ruth’s Skirts”

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Breathe Underwater: Memory Magic and Your Manuscript (at the Hobart Festival of Women Writers)

BREATHE UNDERWATER:        Memory, Magic and Your Manuscript                     Presented by  Alexis Pauline Gumbs 9/9/17  1:45-3:45pm Hobart Book Village of the Catskills This two-hour workshop/ceremony will use individual writing exercises, partner and group work, and intentional breathing to deepen and broaden Participants’ relationship to their current writing project and/or writing practice.  If Participants feel like […]

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Necessary as Water: Black Lesbians United Labor Day Weekend

A Libation Ritual by Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs at the Annual Black Lesbians United Retreat in Malibu, CA.


Webinar: When Wind and Water Got You: Place, Purpose, Past and Presence

When Wind and Water Got You: Place, Purpose, Past and Presence: Weds and Thurs August 23 & 24th 3-6pm Eastern This intensive is for those us listening for place.  Are you listening for signs to guide you as you decide the place you want to live?  Are you listening for guidance on your place in […]

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