Thu, Oct 06|
Rest is Resistance Book Signing with Tricia Hersey!
Join us for a very special book-signing event with 'The Nap Ministry' founder, Tricia Hersey.
Time & Location
Oct 06, 2022, 6:00 PM
Washington, 2714 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA
About The Event
About Rest is Resistance: A Manifesto:
In Rest Is Resistance, Tricia Hersey, aka the Nap Bishop, casts an illuminating light on our troubled relationship with rest and how to imagine and dream our way to a future where rest is exalted. Our worth does not reside in how much we produce, especially not for a system that exploits and dehumanizes us. Rest, in its simplest form, becomes an act of resistance and a reclaiming of power because it asserts our most basic humanity. We are enough. The systems cannot have us. Rest Is Resistance is rooted in spiritual energy and centered in Black liberation, womanism, somatics, and Afrofuturism. With captivating storytelling and practical advice, all delivered in Hersey's lyrical voice and informed by her deep experience in theology, activism, and performance art, Rest Is Resistance is a call to action, a battle cry, a field guide, and a manifesto for all of us who are sleep deprived, searching for justice, and longing to be liberated from the oppressive grip of Grind Culture
About tricia Hersey:
Performance Artist. Writer. Theater Maker. Activist. Theologian. Daydreamer.
Tricia’s craft has taken a lifetime to perfect. It is deeply influenced by her experiences as the daughter of an abolitionist pastor, as a native of the South Side of Chicago, and as the torch-bearer of her family’s Mississippi and Louisiana roots. From these vast reservoirs of knowledge, Tricia created the ‘rest is resistance’ and ‘rest as reparations’ frameworks and founded The Nap Ministry, a global pioneer and originator of the movement to understand the liberatory power of rest.Tricia has 20 years of experience as a teaching artist, archivist assistant, community activist, and arts-integrated curriculum developer with Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, United States Peace Corps, Emory University Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and numerous community organizations and universities in nationwide.Hersey has exhibited artworks, delivered talks, and created collective napping experiences with School of the Art Institute Chicago, MOCA Cleveland, Speed Museum, Flux Projects, United States Peace Corps, Google Global, MIT, Brown University, and many more. Her words and work have been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, PlayBoy, Afropunk, The Atlantic, Complex Magazine, Dutch Vogue, NPR All Things Considered, USA Today, Bon Appetit, and others.