When I think of Kuumba, I try to avoid the notion of creating cultural products and instead focus on institution building, being creative about collective organization. The ancestors said we were charged with building for eternity. That doesn’t mean producing individual items but rather a system for nurturing, sustaining, and perpetuating cultural production and the longevity of the community itself beyond the present time.

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