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Meshell Ndegeocello Chapter and Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin

September 16, 2020 - December 1, 2020

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Meshell Ndegeocello Chapter and Verse The Gospel of James Baldwin

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“This is my offering to you. This is a different experience, so I hope you have an open mind, or at least an open heart. I see James Baldwin as an Orisha, his writing as the living word. I wanted to pay homage to him and to the time and effort it took to sit, to physically and emotionally fill the page with a truth that made my own sorrow feel less lonely.” —Meshell Ndegeocello

Chapter and Verse: The Gospel of James Baldwin is a 21st-century ritual tool kit for justice, shared in isolation, bridging communities around the world. Inspired by James Baldwin’s seminal treaty on justice in America, The Fire Next Time, the project was created during the time of two raging pandemics plaguing the United States — COVID-19 and racism.

Participants are invited to engage in an urgent and critical investigation of race, religion, sexual orientation, America and its status quo, celebrating Baldwin’s ideas and legacy through music, meditations, and visual imagery. The vernacular of a church service, structured rituals and worship, and other forms of sacred practice, inspire the gifts offered each month from September-December 2020, free of charge.


September 16, 2020
December 1, 2020
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