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Welcome to Words without Border’s tenth annual Queer issue.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

My Name Is George Junius Stinney Jr; A Powerful Animation Project About the Youngest Person Executed in the U.S.

   George Junius Stinney Jr. (born October 21, 1929, died June 16, 1944) was, at age 14, the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Painter Beauford Delaney Returns to the Scene Thanks to People like Monique Wells

Delaney in his Paris studio in 1967. His style ranged from simple urban scenes and portraits to the abstract.Credit  Estate of Beauford Delaney.
Thursday's New York Times featured an article about Monique Wells and her herculean efforts to raise awareness about the singular talents of African-American artist Beauford Delaney. Like Delaney, who is now deceased, Wells is an African-American expatriate who has lived in France for more than 20 years.
I am so proud to say that this is the woman who my daughter, Sojourner Ahébée, has been working with as an intern this summer, in Paris. Do read about Ms. Well's project and support it!!!

Here is the link to the article:

The Time of Your Life,” 1945, by Beauford Delaney, whose life and work are the subject of revival efforts in Knoxville, Tennessee and Paris. CreditCourtesy of Michael Rosenfeld Gallery LLC, New York            


Friday, September 9, 2016

Close to the Window- Project 1324 and Sundance Institute's Short Film Challenge

Poet Sojourner Ahebee and Filmmaker Kira Bursky- Check out their collaborative film project and vote to send Kira to Sundance 
Filmmaker Kira Bursky featured in Seventeen Magazine

This is an important feminist project. Sojourner’s poetry urges girls and women to name those 
things we historically keep silent about and Kira’s insights and filmmaker’s artistry poignantly 
delivers this message.  Sojourner stated that, “the film is in part about depression, but also about 
Black, female existence in the world and all the challenges that accompany being a Black girl. We 
worked really hard on this project, took risks, opened up, and the result was a really funky documentary/moving poem.” 

Please view this short film and VOTE for it and offer a COMMENT. Every vote puts these young 
women closer to becoming finalists in the 2016 Sundance Ignite Fellow Program!
 Let’s support them!!! Here is the link to do just this: