Freedom Dreaming - Digital Resource Guide

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FREEDOM Dreaming a digital resource guide


design by sarah branch and alexa smithwrick


LETTER FROM THE FELLOWS . . . 3 FREEDOM DREAMING PRINCIPLES . . . 4 BACKGROUND + DEFINITION . . . 5 PROMPT # 1 . . . 6 ARTIST HIGHLIGHT #1: DIANNE HEBBERT . . . 7 --- 8 PROMPT # 2 . . . 9 QUOTES FROM RADICAL THINKERS . . . 10 ARTIST HIGHLIGHT # 2: SHALA MILLER . . . 11 — 12 RECOMMENDED READING . . . 13 PROMPT # 3 . . . 14 ARTIST HIGHLIGHT # 3: NICOLE MOURIÑO . . . 15 — 16 PROMPT # 4 . . . 17 PEER FREEDOM DREAMERS . . . 18 ARTIST HIGHLIGHT # 4: MWINGA SINJELA . . .19 — 20 PROMPT # 5 . . . 21 LINKS TO TOOLKITS & APPS . . . 22 ARTIST HIGHLIGHT # 5: ALMAZ WILSON . . . 23 — 24 PROMPT # 6 . . . 25 PROMPT # 7 . . . 26 ARTIST HIGHLIGHT # 6: NABILA WIRAKUSUMAH . . . 27 — 28 PROGRAM PARTNERS . . . 29 THANK YOUS, FUNDERS, + ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS . . . 30



freedom dreaming PRINCIPLES Freedom dreaming actively uplifts the intricately connected and complex lives and stories of black, brown, indigenous, asian/ pacific islander, latin/os/as/x, arab, middle eastern and multi-ethnic people Freedom Dreaming affirms and respects all abilities, gender identities, sexualitues, ages, stages of healing, and socio-economic class Freedom Dreaming connects people and communities to create shared visions with one another Freedom Dreaming acknowledges and harnesses your own intrinsic power and expertise Freedom Dreaming is about listening deeply while unlearning harmful ideologies and ideas PAGE 4


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Dianne Hebbert Born miami // based brooklyn www.diannehebbertartist.tumblr.com @diannehebbert

magnets, 2016 Flashe paint on mylar with rug PAGE Page87


“What we pay attention to grows. So I pay attention to the places we as a species are learning, changing, getting free, experiencing pleasure and joy.” - Adrienne Maree Brown

DO YOU

WANT

TO GROW?

WHAT

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SHALA MILLER Born Cleveland // based Brooklyn www.smille.org @freddie.june smille.hea@gmail.com

Something to Do With the Head at the Tail, 2017 VIDEO INSTALLATION Installation Page 12


Addressing Shortcomings in Afro-Pessimism Michael A. Barlow Jr

On Decadence, Bling-Bling David Marriott

RECOMMENDED reading * ALL TITLES ARE HYPERLINKS

Freedom Dreams: Black Radical Imagination Robin D.G. Kelley

Black Art Matters: A Roundtable On the Black Radical Imagination interviews by Red Wedge

Afro-pessimism, Fugitivity, and the Border to Social Death by Paula Von Gleich (2017)

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Nicole MouriĂąo

born miami // based brooklyn Born Cleveland // based Brooklyn www.nicolemourino.com @nxsmourino

Bodega Sirena/Habibi with Dinner Options , 2017 INK, WATERCOLOR, ACRYLIC, AND OIL ON CANVAS Page 16


TUESDAY SMILIE’S HOW THAT WORLD COULD BE, 2016 PRINT ON PAPER, PLEXIGLASS PLATE, LEAD TYPE, SPRAY PAINT 10 1/2 X 18” EDITION OF 10.

THE SMALL TEXT READS IN LEFT CORNER READS,

“TO BUILD ANOTHER WORLD, WE MUST FIRST BE BRAVE ENOUGH TO IMAGINE HOW THAT WORLD COULD BE.” RESPOND TO THIS ARTWORK— IN DRAWINGS OR TEXT.

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* ALL TITLES ARE HYPERLINKS

AORTA (ANTI-OPPRESSION RESOURCE & TRAINING ALLIANCE) GRACE LEE BOGGS SCHOOL ASIAN AMERICAN ARTS ALLIANCE STUDIO IN A SCHOOL ATLAS DIY

PEER FREEDOM DREAMERS

DREAMYARD GROUNDSWELL

THE NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE BETTY’S DAUGHTER ARTS COLLABORATIVE JUNE BUG PRODUCTION SOUTHERNERS ON NEW GROUND SPIRIT HOUSE CAFE CON LIBROS THEATRE OF THE OPPRESSED NYC HARRIET’S APOTHECARY PAGE 18



Mwinga Sinjela BORN NEW YORK // based Brooklyn Born zambia

www.thinknuance.com @monkbreath

“hang in there, sis� , 2017 illustration Page 20


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TOOL (TOOL) NOUN

1. A DEVICE OR IMPLEMENT, ESPECIALLY ONE HELD IN THE HAND, USED TO CARRY OUT A PARTICULAR FUNCTION.

3. SUGGESTS A DEVICE CAPABLE OF DELICATE OR PRECISE WORK.

2. A THING USED IN AN OCCUPATION OR PURSUIT.

4. REFERS TO AN

APPLIANCE OR INSTRUMENT UTILIZING A POWER SOURCE AND SUGGESTS PORTABILITY OR TEMPORARY ATTACHMENT.

WHAT KIND OF FUTURE WOULD YOU BUILD IF YOU HAD ALL THE TOOLS? PAGE 21


booklets / toolkits / zines

* ALL TITLES ARE HYPERLINKS

Voices from the Cultural Battlefront: Organizing for Equity, created by Roadside Theatre From Banks and Tanks to Cooperation and Caring: A Strategic Framework for a Just Transition, created by Movement Generation Conversations with adrienne maree brown Creating Collective Access: Crip made brilliance in Detroit and beyond by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha Detroit Summer Mission Statement Generation 5: Generational Goals Links from Emergent Strategy by adrienne maree brown “Whose Security Is It Anyway”, A Toolkit by Project NIA Let the Choir Say Wow

GUIDANCE / INSPIRATION apps / websites

Allied Media’s Guiding Principles

Simple Habit

Allied Media’s Network Principles

Focus at Will

Harriet’s Apothecary Inspirations

Pacifica

Bad Ass Visionary Healer’s Healing Justice Principles

Booster Buddy

Speech transcript, “Emergence” by adrienne maree brown PAGE 22



almaz wilson Born Maryland // based florida almaz.wilson@gmail.com

LAYERED SCULPTURES FILLED WITH COASTAL HAY FOR

layered sculptures filled with coastal hay for paper PAPER SATELLITES PERFORMANCE, 2018 satellites performance, 2018. Page 24


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WHAT IS AN ACTION OR CHOICE FREEDOM DREAMS?

YOU CAN MAKE TODAY

TO GET CLOSER TO YOUR PAGE 26



Nabila Wirakusumah Born jakarta // based brooklyn www.thinknuance.com @nubsyy

MUSLIMA PRAYING, 2018

Muslima Praying MIXEDmedia MEDIA ON CANVAS Mixed Page 28


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A SPECIAL AND HEARTFELT THANKS TO ALL THE PEOPLE WHO MADE THIS PROJECT POSSIBLE

BRIC, TFANA, MoCADA, MMDG Vanity Gee Jessica Angima Stephen Arnold Lauren Testa Jonas Cartano

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