Announcing Apogee Broadside and Tote Initiative

Dear Apogee fam, We hope you’ve been continuing to build and nurture networks of support since last we talked. Certainly, things across the United States have kept accelerating—the machinations of power, white supremacy, anti-Blackness and ableism continue to weave themselves together, now as always. Yet at the same time, the past few months have seen acts of resistance and community care proliferating in the face of this violence—protests, phone zaps, bail bonds, crowdfunding, free food initiatives, and more. We talked about these tensions in the open letter we published on June 1, but they’re worth reiterating nonetheless.   We’re writing to announce a new initiative for Apogee Journal: a series of broadsides from past contributors, and the reappearance of a tote bag, as well. This series, conceived in May 2020, debuts with broadsides by Kemi Alabi, Jasmine Reid, and Lisbeth White—in addition to a tote featuring artwork by Apogee cover artist E. Jane. As we promised back in June, this is one (physical) iteration of Apogee’s goal of centering and uplifting Black artists, insisting on space for a wide and urgent range of work through intentionally crafted objects. Throughout Kemi, Jasmine, and Lisbeth’s work, we see powerful arguments for joy,...
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