The Poetics of Self Determination: Organize Your Own Book Release and Panel Discussion

23 Sep 2016
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut Street, Philadelphia


Artist and scholar Rashayla Marie Brown and Amber Art & Design artist Keir Johnson. Photo by Paul Gargagliano of Hazel Photo, Courtesy of Daniel Tucker.

Artist and organizer Daniel Tucker's project Organize Your Own: The Politics and Poetics of Self-Determination Movements culminates in a book release event and panel discussion held at the Slought Foundation. The event will feature a conversation with poets and publishers about the historical intersection of poetry and social movements, as well as the release of three books published in conjunction with Organize Your Own, including a project catalogue based on Tucker's exhibition, and two books of poetry.

Organize Your Own was an exhibition and event series presented by Daniel Tucker that addressed historical and contemporary questions of equity, justice, and race relations. The exhibition invited contemporary artists to respond to archival materials relating to the cross-racial social movements organized by white southerners who migrated to northern cities in the 1960s and 70s.