The Practical Prophet: On June Jordan’s Intellectual Thought and Political Vision

J.T. Roane ,Assistant Professor at Rutgers University

In this talk, J.T. Roane — building off of his short experimental film Plot and the experience of working with the organization Just Harvest and the Rappahannock Nation to plant a mutual aid garden in Tappahannock — reflects on the healing act of working the land together under the structural and discursive conditions of shared histories of violence. Calling for us to center the intimacy of place when confronting existential threats of planetary scope, he offers a reading of writer and activist June Jordan’s injunction to “mourn the loss of every possible, joyous life” — to attend to the specificity of the living and dying.

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