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 a dilapidated tour bus with…

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 with the decision to unionize,…

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 subway terminal. Testing the limits…

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 to Hope. It will be…

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 check it out here: The…

Feminism and Humanism with Sikivu Hutchinson

Feminism and Humanism: Women of Color Beyond Faith This course discusses how black feminism emerged from the struggle against white supremacy and white racism.  In that racial slavery depended on the sexual exploitation of black women and the commodification of black women’s reproductive labor,  It established an economic and gender hierarchy of women that advantaged…