Venue: FilmScene at The Chauncey
Date: Saturday, April 9
Doors: 5:30 PM
Keynote: 6:00 PM
Admission: Free and open to the public!
Dr. Eve L. Ewing is a Chicago-based sociologist of education. She is the award-winning author of four books, including a book for young readers Maya and the Robot; the poetry collection 1919, the nonfiction work Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago’s South Side, and her first book, the poetry collection Electric Arches, which was named one of the year’s best books by NPR and the Chicago Tribune. She is the co-author (with Nate Marshall) of the play No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks.She also wrote the Ironheart series and the Champions series for Marvel Comics. Ewing is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration.
Golden (they/them) is a Black gender-nonconforming trans-femme photographer, poet, & community organizer raised in Hampton, VA (Kikotan land), currently residing in Boston, MA (Massachusett people land). They are the author of A Dead Name That Learned How to Live (Game Over Books, 2022) and the photographic self-portraiture series On Learning How to Live, documenting black trans life at the intersections of surviving & living in the United States.
Golden is the recipient of a Pink Door Fellowship (2017/2019), an Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Luminaries Fellowship (2019), the Frontier Award for New Poets (2019), a Best of the Net Award (2020), a City of Boston Artist-in-Residence (2020-2021), a Mass Cultural Council Fellowship in Photography (2021), & a Women Photograph Project Grant (2021). Their published & collaborative work can be found on Instagram (@goldenthem_) or through their website goldengoldengolden.com.
Fariha Róisín is the author of the poetry collection How To Cure A Ghost (Abrams, 2019), as well as the novel Like A Bird (Unnamed, 2020). Her upcoming work is a book of non-fiction entitled, Who Is Wellness For? (HarperWave, 2021), as well as her second book of poetry, Survival Takes A Wild Imagination.