Our Journey to Philadelphia
On August 16, 2015, eight daughters of A Revolutionary Summer sat at the proverbial feet of activist, legendary poet, and Black Arts Movement pioneer Dr. Sonia Sanchez. In addition to feeding the girls, gifting them copies of her book Morning Haiku, sending them home with fresh cold water, and watching them until they arrived safely at the train station, Mama Sanchez carefully defined the haiku, guided the budding writers' practice of the form, and affirmed, through experience and herstory, their innate beauty, their undeniable worth.
A Revolutionary Summer thanks you, Mama Sanchez! We remain grateful for your openness, for your wisdom, for your strength, and especially for your embrace.
Our Thoughts on Dr. Sanchez
Our Final Showcase '16
On August 18, 2016, seven daughters of A Revolutionary Summer read from their original works of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction to a loving community audience. These images capture some of the evening's magic, including a performance by the incomparable Jahiti of Brown FISH.
Excerpts from Our Work
Our Final Showcase '17
On August 12 & 13, 2017, fourteen daughters of A Revolutionary Summer gave two beautiful performances of the seminal choreopoem for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf. The production was directed by Tuesday Barnes, Joyell Arvella, and Andria Nacina Cole. Costumes were designed and created by J'mar Mondi. Jahiti of Brown FISH gave ARS and the community audience the pleasure of his company once again.