We’re Staying was a series I started rooted in my research and work over the past few years as well as in what’s been happening and continues to happen to marginalized communities around the world. With gentrification, especially in the United States and some parts of Europe, increasingly trying to displace those who are historically and continually subjugated, it’s important to not only affirm that we’ve been here and we are here, but that we are staying. This series included 5 articles speaking about cultural and political moments that happened between August-December 2017, and how they can be interpreted as forms of staying in a place, claims to belonging, and transforming spaces. It culminated in a performance presented by the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, featuring singer/songwriter Tsedal Tesfahun, entitled: “We’re Staying: Poetry with Sounds of Resistance and Celebration.

Read the articles from this series.


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