A Post-Basel Retreat Brought Performance Art to St. Croix
“Eric Garner was people!” she yelled. “Martin Luther King Jr., people!” Members of the audience whispered the Yoruba philosophical concept for change, “Ase.” “Michael Brown, people!” “Renisha McBride,” an audience member called out. “People!” James said, jabbing her finger into the air as other names were said, too. “We gave birth to people. Not slaves, not slaves, not slaves! People!” she said, as the audience cried, “Ase! Ase! Ase!” James fell silent and then handed out sheets of paper with salve ledgers printed on them.
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