A project of the Center for Healing and Liberation, the Three Black Men Gathering: A Journey into the Magical Otherwise, convenes three visionary Black leaders—Resmaa Menakem, Bayo Akomolafe and Orland Bishop—in three cities on three continents, tracing a diasporic route in reverse: from Los Angeles to Brazil to Ghana. These leaders explore radical responses to contemporary challenges through a blend of public community gatherings, livestreams, recorded video, and a post-event study and practice.
The Center for Healing and Liberation, a program of Commonweal, centers BIPOC folks and those most harmed by structural oppression, embodies values of intersectional analysis, collective liberation, and healing from trauma. The Center offers gatherings, events and ritual practices that center community and spirit, as well as transformative activism.
“How will we meet the crises of our times? As we reckon with the legacies of historical harms, the normative murder of Black and Brown bodies, climate change, and surging global inequities, how might we respond in ways we have not yet imagined?”