Processions of the Sun kickoffs with a late morning Brunch at De Expeditie followed by the Vernissage of George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine. Curated by Tufts University’s English and Africana studies professor Greg Thomas, the exhibition highlights the historic and continuing kinship between the Palestinian and Black American prisoners’ movements. It features international book covers, woodcuts, paintings, political posters and other works tied to Jackson’s life and the US prisoners movement. Greg Thomas will join us to introduce and reflect on an exhibition that points to a common language shared by Black Americans and Palestinians, for whom widespread incarceration of their communities is not an issue of crime and punishment, but the result of a system designed to punish them for their very presence.
Greg Thomas is Associate Professor who teaches Black Studies and literature in English at Tufts University. Currently, he is at work on a book manuscript on the revolutionary writings of George L. Jackson, “The Dragon.” As an outgrowth of that project, he curated the “George Jackson in the Sun of Palestine” exhibit in October 2015 for the Abu Jihad Museum for Political Prisoner Affairs at the Abu Dis campus of Al Quds University.
Location: De Expeditie, Dok Noord 4F, 9000 Gent
Price: brunch 5euro
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