“The Children’s March: Civilized Queerness”
In celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong legacy, journey with us as we explore the subtle erased history of Bayard Rustin and Walter Neagle in a topic entitled, The Children’s March: Civilized Queerness. The Revolutionary Jé Exodus Hooper, an AEU leader in training will address a historical premise of rightness within framework of the Civil Rights. By centering our focus on Rustin and Neagle, we will create a hermeneutic for queer bodies of today through unearthing a radical love ethic, sexual healing and the re-imagination of family. These key points will aid in inclusive language, framing of consent and embracing our Wholly Humanist curiosity.
Jé R. Hooper is the founder of FrequencyHouse Productions and a recent Ph.D Interdisciplinary Arts candidate at Ohio University. His work promotes the intersections of art, justice, and religious ethics in efforts to obtain social equity. As a clergy person, he skillfully engages congregations in trans-linguisticism, performative preaching, and affect theory involving onomatopoeic communication. He is best known for his recent works, entitled “Moving Upon the Face of the Deep” featuring Dr. Cornel West, “The Black Sacred Communion”, and latest collaboration with his life partner, Storäe Michele, “the listening heart.”