March 11, 2005

[our_bodies] Ritual for Rashawn Brazell

[ from Herukhuti of Black Funk ]

Peace Everyone,

When the story first broke a couple of weeks ago about the murder of a young brotha in the fam, I mentioned it to a few of you because the circumstances surrounding it were so familiar to my own dating contexts even to the fact of the overlapping geographic areas. Ive remained silent in public about the murder because Ive been in mourning mourning the fact that this young brotha murdered was one of us, black, male, and a man who has sex with men; mourning the serious possibility that the man who murdered him was probably one of us, black, male, and a man who as sex with men.

Anyway you can read more about the story and several community comments thru these links:

Another reason for my silence was that I didnt yet know what to DO. Then it came to me this morning. And Id like your participation if possible. Id like to host a ritual here at Black Funk for all those who need to come and talk, receive/offer comfort, offer healing and comfort to the spirit of Rashawn given the violence of his transition and the desecration of his body, and pray for justice.

Im thinking Sunday would be a good day and that it would be several hours maybe 2pm-7pm. This would allow people time to talk, vent, and heal and then have space for ritual.

Let me know what you think. If you can help with the design and/or stuff needed to make this happen, let me know. Also I think we should make participation available to POCC, GMAD, ADODI, and the Network so that means getting the word to them and coordinating their participation (whatever that will be).

Anyway let me know ASAP if youre interested.

Peace Pleasure and Passion,

Herukhuti, M.Ed., M.A.
Chairman and CEO
Profound Moments

"Experiencing those profound moments with you"

Founder, Black Funk

Posted by ronn at March 11, 2005 03:43 AM


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Tracked on March 11, 2005 06:46 PM

That sounds like a great idea. I really, really wish I could make it up there to support you, I really do. Posted by: ej [TypeKey Profile Page] on March 11, 2005 05:19 AM
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