Kameelah Janan Rasheed’s July 1, 1983

Rasheed’s lecture-performance explores themes of exodus within the context of archiving hyperlocal histories of her hometown, East Palo Alto. With an attention to exodus as both a literal as well as figurative movement and dispersal, Rasheed considers how Black migratory patterns trouble notions of coherent and centralized archives. As she works toward a larger body of work about the histories (and futures) of her hometown of East Palo Alto, this lecture-performance and discussion functions as a quiet unraveling of her current research directions.