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Crowdsourcing Mornings: Rehumanize Me: A Black Youth Anthology

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The words of the young authors published in this book speak powerful truths. Rehumanize Me is an anthology written and led by Black youth from across Minneapolis. After the murder of George Floyd and the Uprising which began in our home neighborhood of South Minneapolis, we knew that the wider community needed to hear from Black youth more than ever before.

As the title suggests, the writing in this book conveys a wide scope of students’ experiences. Themes include liberation, healing, identity, Black Joy, and so much more. To quote author and Editorial Board member, Yahanna, “We’re not just a movement. We’re humans that have lives.”

This project is being led by an editorial board of 7 Black youth from Minneapolis. After applying and being selected to join the board, these students (aged 15-18) developed submission guidelines, promoted the opportunity to peers, submitted and edited their own writing, edited writing from peers, and are now making final decisions on the design and professional aesthetic of the publication. Additionally, 7 other young writers submitted pieces which were selected for final publication. This array of youth includes diverse representation across the African diaspora—including immigrant and mixed-race Black youth, Queer Black folx and those with disabilities.

As of November 30th, this project has raised $15,600 of their $20,000 goal. This project has 11 days left to raise the $20,000 or it will not be funded. For a pledge of $10, you will get e-Book.  For a pledge of $15, you will get one print book.  To learn more and to pledge money, go to: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/826msp/rehumanize-me?ref=section-homepage-featured-project

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