Sign up now for Guardian Dead: Rituals for Ancestor-Led Intellectual Practice our very first in-person four-day gathering for under-represented community accountable intellectuals happening in Durham, NC on December 5-8!!! Details here!
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I am available to facilitate in-person Brilliance Remastered Workshops or Lectures for your student organization, academic organization, department, community organization, progressive think tank, school, community or group of friends based on any element of the Brilliance Remastered curriculum.
A Brilliance Remastered workshop in your location can be the catalyst for building alignment and community that will support your vision (and destiny!) of community accountable scholarship. Brilliance Remastered workshops are opportunities to do hands on work on work towards your vision, in community. Imagine having access to other brilliant people in your location with a similar set of distinctions and tools to help hold you accountable to your vision!
Available Campus Workshops
Sure You Want to Be Well?: Resilience in Graduate School
The Sure You Want to Be Well? Resilience workshop is designed to help visionary underrepresented graduate students at any stage to tap into their renewable resources for inspiration and power. Through a series of activities and conversations each participant will develop their own self-care plan.
Kinship, Memory and Movement: Empowered Mentorship
This workshop is designed to help visionary underrepresented graduate students to identify the forms of mentorship they need, the best mentors to support their visions and the best practices to get and give the support that makes sustainable intergenerational intellectual practice possible.
Rigorous Loving: Sustainable Intellectual Community Building
“Rigorous Loving,”a phrase drawn from Audre Lorde’s “Eye to Eye” is a
crucial practice for visionary underrepresented scholars
committed to non-competitive wellness in academic spaces characterized
by competition, scarcity and tokenism. We will use several
activities based on Lorde’s concept of “mothering ourselves”
to examine and practice what it means to create a sustainable,
community accountable intellectual experience, beyond internalized
oppression and fear.
Backyard Politics: From Community Service to Community Accountability
Many private and public universities are becoming more and more public about “service learning,” and “civic engagement.” This workshop is for those scholars critical of the ways in which many of these feel-good programs reproduce exploitative and colonial relationships between universities and local communities. Drawing on black liberation theories of alliance, partnership and self-determination, I offer community accountability as a rigorous transformative alternative. The session will provide concrete steps for engaging in community accountable intellectual practice in synergy with the communities you love and the local spaces you are transforming with your presence.
Remastered Tools 101 (click here to see the webinar version)
The Remastered Tools 101 workshop is an opportunity to examine our relationship to knowledge and our theories of change as they relate to the work we do as scholars and the work we empower with our scholarship. We will investigate how dependence on systems that are NOT community accountable are cultivated even in the most seemingly radical fields and support each other in creating visions for our own community accountability.
Required Reading: Audre Lorde’s The Master’s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master’s House
The Angry Intellectual: Channeling Rage for Transformation (click here to see the webinar version)
The Angry Intellectual workshop is an opportunity for visionary underrepresented scholars to transform our venting about the injustice we experience in the university industrial complex into clarity, decision and motivation in our own lives and in the institutions we want to create. It is also an opportunity to see connections between the different nonsense that is making us all rightfully angry and to make partnerships to transform the conditions of our outrage.
Required reading: Audre Lorde’s The Uses of Anger: Women Responding to Racism
Eye to Eye: Radical Collaboration for Community Accountable Intellectuals (click here to see the webinar version)
The Eye to Eye workshop is an opportunity to get real about how individualism, internalized oppression and a capitalism-produced need to seem smart can get in the way of creating meaningful collaborations and useful intellectual partnerships with the communities that we love the most. It is also an opportunity to find partners to collaborate with and to create plans for becoming the unstoppable, interconnected, community accountable scholars we want to be!
Required reading: Audre Lorde’s Eye to Eye: Black Women Hatred and Anger
- Brilliance Remastered Workshop (based on the aspect of the Brilliance Remastered curriculum most relevant to your setting) $1000-2000
- Brilliance Remastered Workshop and Lecture $3500-4500
- Short Term Residency (series of workshops in one setting based on the specific needs of the location) $4000
- Ongoing Institutional Relationship (partnering with career services, your department or your organization long-term): Negotiable Fees. (preference given to institutions in the Southern US)
Brilliance Remastered Lectures are a priceless way to motivate and inspire the people around you to value community accountable scholarship, get conversations starting and shifting in your setting that affirm our brilliance as priceless resources for and from the communities we love!
Fees do not include travel and lodging expenses to be covered by the hosts.
- Brilliance Remastered Lecture (based on the aspect of the Brilliance Remastered curriculum most relevant to your setting) $1000-1500
- Brilliance Remastered Keynote (for a conference or convergence gathering) $1500-2500
- Brilliance Remastered Workshop and Lecture $3500-4500