BrownF13Ruth Nicole Brown’s book Hear Our Truths: The Creative Potential of Black Girlhood examines how Saving Our Lives Hear Our Truths, or SOLHOT, a radical youth intervention, provides a space for the creative performance and expression of Black girlhood and how this creativity informs other realizations about Black girlhood and womanhood.

Brown is the co-founder of SOLHOT. In November the group is presenting a week of events dedicated to the celebration of Black girlhood in Champaign, Illinois, where the group is based.

SOLHOT PRESENTS: BLACK GIRL GENIUS WEEK
NOV. 3-8TH , 2014

Come be a part of a fun and informative series of events on and off campus dedicating to the celebration of Black Girlhood. This is theory, practice, praxis, and knowledge production like you’ve never experienced before!
All events are free and open to the public.

FRIDAY NOV. 7TH AT 11 AM-1 P.M.
TEACH IN: BLACK GIRLHOOD
GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES 1205 W. NEVADA URBANA
Featuring: Nikky Finney with SOLHOT homegirls
Come and be a part of a dialogue on the politics and poetry of Black girlhood.

FRIDAY NOV. 7TH AT 8PM
BLACK GIRL GENIUS HIP HOP CONCERT
PIZZA M/FLYING MACHINE COFFEE 208 W. MAIN URBANA
Featuring performances by SOLHOT homegirls, We Levitate, Klevah, T.R.U.T.H, D.J. B.E., and Rynea_Soul

SATURDAY NOV. 8TH AT NOON
SAVING OUR LIVES HEAR OUR TRUTHS: SOLHOT SESSION
CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY 200 W. GREEN CHAMPAIGN
All ages, free, and open to the public this is a space to celebrate Black girlhood in all of its complexity. Come learn from Black girls about issues that are important in their lives and for our communities.

SATURDAY NOV. 8TH AT 8PM
BLACK GIRL GENIUS NITE-CLASS & BASEMENT PARTY
GENDER AND WOMEN’S STUDIES 1205 W. NEVADA URBANA
Featuring spoken work, hip hop, and dance performances by SOLHOT homegirls, “Candy Store” performance art and Knowledge building cyphers.

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