Protest, Power, & Possibilities

Agitation Literacies are practices of reading, writing, thinking, speaking and performance that is connected to the intention and action to upset, disturb, disquiet and unhinge systemic oppression. These practices are connected to the ways in which Black people have historically used the power of language to bring forth awareness of sociopolitical issues and social change to improve the conditions of Black lives. Continuing this tradition, in this talk, Dr. Muhammad unpacks the need to agitate given the current racial and political violence of people color in the United States. She then explains what this means for re-imagining urban education. Examples of Agitation Literacies are provided from an annual collective called, Black Girls WRITE, which featured the writings from Black Muslims girls.

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