Been Workin’: A toolkit for the possibilities of potential is inspired by the block parties in reclaimed/underused spaces as places for quotidian marronage. This notebook evokes the strategies for resistance that already exist in working-class and working-poor communities of color and Black communities. These are spaces of great potential for the fashioning of strategies for creating a new world as strangers of the current, ideologically unhinged from the oppressive forces that dictate our matters realties. In these potentialities, autonomy becomes possible and liberation inevitable.
Dalaeja Foreman is a community organizer, curator, first generation Caribbean-American, and Brooklyn native. As a hood-intellectual: Pedagogy, identity, and representation are central to Dalaeja’s curatorial practice; with the goal of combating internalized misconceptions of oppressed people and legitimizing resistance through direct action and cultural esteem.