The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan

Monday, March 12, 2018

The Difficult Miracle: The Living Legacy of June Jordan || Radcliffe Institute

In celebration of the 15th anniversary of the arrival of the papers of June Jordan at the Schlesinger and the 75th anniversary of the Library's founding, this panel discussion features scholars, poets, and activists exploring the many facets of Jordan's work.

Solmaz Sharif (14:56), poet; lecturer, Creative Writing Program, Stanford University

Imani Perry (29:51), Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies, Princeton University

Mariame Kaba (47:08), founder and director, Project NIA

Moderated by
Joshua Bennett, director, June Jordan Fellowship Program, Center for Justice at Columbia University; 2016-2019 junior fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

Introductions by
Jane Kamensky, Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Foundation Director, Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute, and professor of history, Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Kenvi Phillips (7:06), curator for race and ethnicity, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

This is a Schlesinger Library 75th anniversary event.