Black and Latinx Joy: A Screening of Faylita Hicks’ Bar for Bar
November 30 5:00 pm
About the Event
In this screening, BMI Shearing Fellow Faylita Hicks and their collaborators will use spoken word and music to read from Bar for Bar: After Party, an introductory episode in a limited series that reimagines the outcomes of police interactions and posits a future where government agencies like the police don’t exist.
Bar for Bar recognizes the communities trying to see past the prison industrial complex and into a future where sex isn’t publicly shamed, love isn’t limited to binary ideals, the shade of someone’s skin or their place of origin isn’t weaponized against them, and government-sanctioned murders are a distant memory.
Envision a more hopeful future alongside Hicks, Bar for Bar director Tia Williams, and their collaborators in this multi-media, community-wide conversation.
Faylita Hicks is the author of HoodWitch, a finalist for the 2020 Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Poetry, among other accolades. They are the former Editor-in-Chief of Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review and the 2021 Poet-in-Residence of Civil Rights Corps. Their work has been published in American Poetry Review, Longreads, Poetry, Slate, Texas Observer, Yale Review, and others. They have an MFA from Sierra Nevada University and has received fellowships and residencies from Tin House, Lambda Literary, Jack Jones Literary Arts, Broadway Advocacy Coalition, The Dots Between, and the Right of Return USA.