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Activist Theology is a book project combining the poetry of Black Liberationist Organizer, Ree_Belle, & critical Liberation Theology.
Activist Theology is a book project combining the poetry of Black Liberationist Organizer, Ree_Belle, & critical Liberation Theology.
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In May of 2016, my first monograph was contracted with Augsburg / Fortress Press, and I've been busy working the past year on the book!  Because most of my work is spent translating theory to action, I found it important to include original poetry in this book to make for the intersection of different strands of theory, a unique collaboration between poet-organizer Ree_Belle, a St. Louis based activist and recent seminary graduate. This Kickstarter is designed to support the original poetry and book cover artwork that will be commissioned in this book!

The manuscript is due December 1, 2017, and I plan to have a draft of the manuscript ready to turn in on the due date, but I need the community to support the original art and editing that are a part of this project.  

There are perks that come with this Kickstarter, and I hope you'll check them out!

To hear some of Ree_Belle's poetry, check her out here! 

Risks and challenges

Some of the challenges that come with this Kickstarter are helping folks realize the importance of different forms of beauty. I believe the poetry of Ree_Belle is one such form of beauty! I also believe having artist folks who are on the ground doing activist theology are the ones whose voices we need to hear and whose art we need to experience! Without fully supporting this Kickstarter, Ree_Belle and I don't have a way to collaborate on this very important project, and I don't have a way to support the book cover art that will be a commissioned piece by a person of color!

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