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Get Lit: The Emancipation Marathon with Clottee Hammons

Date(s): Thursday, June 4, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Genre and Form(s): African American, History, Human Rights, Social Justice
Cost: Free

About this Event

Spirited conversations. Literary culture. Usually every first Thursday at Valley Bar; online during COVID-19. Get Lit.

This Month: The Emancipation Marathon with Clottee Hammons

What is the history of the black body? What connections and parallels exist between Chattel Slavery and the present day? What kinds of narratives, stories, and other voices are missing from modern education? How do we acknowledge and honor our ancestors in the context of an atrocity? How do we combat everyday racism? How do we have these kinds of conversations in a civil, dignified, and community-centered way?

Thursday, June 4, 2020. 7 pm. On Zoom. Get Lit

Please note: while this event is free and open to the public, you must register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. Space is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance will be capped at 30 guests in order to allow everyone the opportunity to speak. Registrations do not guarantee or reserve seats. The Zoom link will be sent twice: both two days and one hour before the event. Please make sure your Zoom name matches your Eventbrite registration. Individuals whose names are not on the Eventbrite will not be admitted into the room. If you have any questions or require different forms of access, please reach out to Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at

About the Author

Photograph of Clottee Hammons
Clottee A. Hammons is an artist, writer, poet, activist, educator and prevention specialist. She views her special call as a "community builder" and works in grateful collaboration with numerous artists, organizations and individuals while being conscientious and mindful of honoring her ancestors. She is the creator and ongoing facilitator of the Emancipation Marathon; which is a literary tradition that honors the victims of American Chattel Slavery. The Emancipation Marathon will celebrate its nineteenth season in June 2016.She grew up in the segregated downtown Phoenix area and is the granddaughter of a 10th Calvary Buffalo Soldier.