Hello! Welcome to the Center for Liberatory Practice & Poetry, a nomadic education center that gathers a community of learners around ways of being, sensing, and making that enact liberation in everyday life.

To learn more about our work, please read our most recent publication, Weaving our Values & Practices, a collectively sourced, living and breathing set of agreements co-authored by our inaugral team of Weavers,* Denise Shanté Brown, Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo, Lizania Cruz, Kearra Amaya Gopee, Katie Giritlian, Lo, Georgia McCandlish, and Malcolm Peacock, in collaboration with workshop co-facilitator, Luz Orozco, and Founding Steward, Kimi Hanauer, co-published by MARCH.  

The Center was launched as part of We Use Our Hands to Support, an exhibition at Southern Exposure in 2021. In 2022, we hosted Chrysalis Sessions, a series of programs that activated if we choose to reclaim ourselves from the ashesan exhibition at the University of California, Los Angeles. Other recent projects include, Parsing Our Exits as Care: Queer Funerals and Post-Life Practicalities by Emary Parisi with support from Harumi Miura and Bokeum Jeon and Straining Letters Into Noise, an annual publication produced by students of Kimi Hanauer’s Critical Inquiry seminar at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Graphic Design. Through a partnership with Press Press, our work has been exhibited at Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair and the SF Art Book Fair in 2022.

Our website is currently under construction, please check back in again soon. In the meantime, you can visit our online store to support our work and follow us on Instagram. Thank you for being here and stay tuned for more soon. 

*Weavers is a term defined by Deepa Iyer and BuildingMovement Project in Mapping Our Roles for Social Change Ecosystems.