A trailer for Sikivu Hutchinson’s ‘Grinning Skull’ was released . Check it out here:

Set in Los Angeles in 1946, three women of color washroom attendants wrestle with the decision to unionize, bucking racism, sexism, class discrimination and religious dogma at the Pacific Electric Railway subway terminal. Testing the limits of solidarity, they come face to face with years of collective rage, resentment and suspicion, forging a final alliance in the claustrophobic netherworld of serving ‘Miss Ann’. Starring Camille Lourde Wyatt, Cydney Wayne Davis and JC Cadena, originally featured at L.A.’s Robey Theatre’s 2017 Paul Robeson Festival.

Check out the full trailer here:

 


Upcoming Book: Rock ‘N’ Roll Heretic

“Those white boys on the major labels would never give an inch to a Negro woman playing race music.” It’s the late 1970s, and ex-Pentecostal Black female electric guitarist Rory Tharpe navigates the cutthroat world of corporate rock, dive bars and dusk-to-dawn recording sessions as she travels the nation in […]


Memory Thieves: Beyond the White Gaze of Jonestown

Sikivu Hutchinson recently wrote about Jonestown . Check it out here: Black lesbian poet and activist Audre Lourde once said, “If I didn’t define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people’s fantasies for me and eaten alive.” Lourde was one of the most fiercely eloquent champions of […]


Photo From Grinning Skull

The photo below is from the Grinning Skull performance at The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival. For more, check it out here: “Grinning Skull” by playwright Sikivu Hutchinson left The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival audience gasping for its thrilling elements. “Grinning Skull” is set in Los Angeles in 1946, three female washroom attendants wrestle […]


Grinning Skull

Dr. Sikivu Hutchinson’s short play “Grinning Skull”  is featured at The Paul Robeson Theatre Festival at the L.A. Theatre Center. Check it out here: Set in Los Angeles in 1946, three female washroom attendants wrestle with the decision to unionize, bucking racism, sexism, and class discrimination at the Pacific Electric Railway […]


Museum of the African Diaspora and California Historical Society present:

Museum of the African Diaspora and California Historical Society present White Nights, Black Paradise | A Screening and Discussion on Black Women, Peoples Temple and Jonestown Check it out here: On November 18, 1978, more than 900 people died in a mass murder-suicide at the Peoples Temple Settlement in Jonestown, […]


2018 GLOBAL ATHEIST CONVENTION

Sikivu will be speaking at the 2018 Global Atheist Convention in Melbourne, Australia Check it out here: Building on the success of The Rise of Atheism (2010) and A Celebration of Reason (2012), in 2018 the Atheist Foundation of Australia is excited to host the third Global Atheist Convention, Reason […]


Social Justice: Addressing the Narrative of Fear

Sikivu speaking at Humanist Institute’s Social Justice: Addressing the Narrative of Fear, sponsored by The Humanist Institute, the Humanist Center of MN, and First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis. The event is free and open to the public (child care provided) Lunch available with vegetarian and vegan options. For more details […]