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Reparations Is to Justice as Art Is to Freedom: Linking Healing and Creativity

Jun 5, 2023

A First Monday Lecture interactively exploring the importance of reparations for justice, and art for freedom.
7:30pm - 9pm Eastern Time (US & Canada) via Zoom.

Free to the public! Registration required.

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610-566-4507, ext. 137

Join us for an interactive exploration of the importance of reparations for justice and art for freedom.

We are in the midst of a racial reckoning, complete with footage that makes apparent the need for repair. Throughout the country, there are small and large efforts to chart a path towards justice, which requires reparations. But what happens after we have repaired the past? How can we envision a shared future?

Reparations is to Justice as Art is to Freedom

This lecture explores how we can and must reckon with our troubled past, even as we simultaneously engage in the active imagining of a liberated future. There must be wealth redistribution that acknowledges the ill-gotten gains of inheritance, and there must be a deep and serious creative imagining of another world together. We will preview the forthcoming Aiming for Freedom workshop (August 2023).

Thanks to the generous support of the Friends Foundation for the Aging, we’re able to make this and other free, online programs accessible to f/Friends of all ages.


K. Melchor Quick Hall, Ph.D. is a popular educator, writer, and researcher. Hall is the author of Naming a Transnational Black Feminist Framework: Writing in Darkness, and co-editor, with Gwyn Kirk, of Mapping Gendered Ecologies: Engaging with and Beyond Ecowomanism and Ecofeminism. She is both a Resident Scholar at Brandeis University’s Women’s Studies Research Center (WSRC) and the Executive Director of the African American Education & Research Organization (AAERO) @ Melchor-Quick Meeting House (MQMH), founded by her mother and first teacher, Paula Quick Hall.

At Pendle Hill Quaker Retreat and Conference Center, Hall co-leads a writing workshop for people of color, a reparations workshop for US-based, white inheritors of wealth, and an artist-led freedom visioning workshop for individuals interested in our shared liberation.

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