Project Description

Brooklyn Rail Common Grounds Series (2020)

On October 29, 2020, Paula Crown sat down with Hank Willis Thomas and Paul D. Miller for Brooklyn Rail’s weekly Common Ground series for or a discussion on For Freedoms’ 2020 Awakening, a campaign to increase voter engagement through a reimagining of the 1860 Wide Awakes movement—which swept through our nation’s streets and welcomed Abraham Lincoln into the presidential office—for the 2020 Presidential Election. The discussion focused on a vital question: What does it mean to show up to the movement—or show up to the future—with our full selves?

This conversation was moderated by Malvika Jolly, and closed with a poetry reading by feminist avant-garde writer Rachel Levitsky.