Getting Word: Black Literature for Black Liberation is an annual collective fundraiser, from June 19th - July 4th, calling for the long-term monetary support of Black literary arts organizations.
The Getting Word Mandate
“we are each other's / harvest: / we are each other's / business: / we are each other's / magnitude and bond.” - Gwendolyn Brooks
As Black literary organizations, we continue the tradition of spreading the word of liberation. We have established a legacy of deep impact across the literary arts, transforming lives—while remaining historically under-resourced and underfunded.
We encourage a change that recognizes and embraces the fundamental role of Black literature and seeks to ensure the longevity of Black literary organizations for generations to come.
We are organizations at the center of the shift in American letters—a Black shift—producing America’s leading authors. As a force against the diminishment of critical thinking, the Black literary word empowers us to actualize the fullness of our humanity and collective liberation.
For administrative purposes, Cave Canem is listed on GoFundMe as the benefiting charity. However, your contribution to this effort will be equally distributed among all participating organizations and will sustain general capacity, public programs, and other services that directly impact our communities.
You will support the discovery, cultivation, and promotion of Black writers and the longstanding organizations that help make their art possible. The urgency behind the need to support Black literary arts is never ending.
The work continues!
Who is Getting Word?