Between the language of freedom and the feeling of it

Jon Jon Moore is a Detroit-born poet, first-year doctoral student in the Department of African American Studies, recipient of the Berkeley Fellowship, and first-place winner of the 2019 Berkeley Graduate Fellows Video Contest. He is interested in the relationship between afro-pessimism, black feminist theories of the human, and experimental poetics. Moore works at the Gender Equity Resource Center, co-coaches CalSLAM, and loves bad horror movies. In his award-winning video, he talks about his journey to Berkeley and being part of the perpetual unfolding of the university’s unique history.

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