Summary: This poem was written by Achieng-Evensen after scholar-activist Tajuan spoke out on need to remember the many Black lives lost at a #ScholarsStrike teach-in organized by Chapman University students and the Paulo Freire Democratic Project via zoom – Editors.
The Call from Tajaun
the collective body
myself turned inward
myself turned outward
Love as commitment to others (Freire).
collective re- member-ing
Love as a commitment to others (Freire)
the names of the fallen…
Breonna. transformation. George Floyd.
transformation. Chadwick. Inspiration
transformation: Daniel Prude. Collective.
You ask us to disrupt. Resist. Transform.
A moment of JOY.
Name. Speak. Learn. Act.
Love as a commitment (Freire)