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Jackie Anderson Memorial Service

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I first wanted to start out by saying my family and I are truly touched by the outpouring of messages and posts from the community. I can tell she touched a lot of lives throughout her years. My nana was in a lot of pain these last few months. However, I am glad she finally found peace.

Memorial Service details:

Date: January 28th, 2018
Location: DuSable Museum (740 E 56th Pl Chicago, IL)
Time: 2:30 - 4:30

The service will be first come first serve due to limited capacity of seating.

There will be a post event for those that cannot make it or miss a chance to be at service at Jeffrey Pub that Sunday night.

Sincerest regards,
Torrence (Doc)

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I am barely processing the news that Chicago-based unapologetically out Black feminist lesbian/dyke trailblazer, path maker, activist, professor, mentor, and be...loved elder friend to so many Jackie Anderson joined the ancestors on January 7, 2018. She was 75-years old.

I first met Jackie through poet, activist, confidante and friend E Nina Jay when I was in residence at the University of Chicago for three months in 2009. Every Wednesday I joined E Nina Jay, Jackie, C.c. Carter and an incredible community of Black and Latinx lesbian/queer women and some gay men at POW-WOW, one of the longest weekly lesbian performance spaces in the country. Founded by C.C., POW-WOW was a sacred and empowering space for women to share and listen to other women cultural workers. It was my sanctuary. This photo was taken during that time.

Affectionately known as Pops by many, Jackie was a proud butch woman, a pillar, an anchor and a lifeline. She was living history and a keeper of memory and culture. She didn't want anyone kissing the metaphorical ring of elderhood. And yet, her presence cultivated respect.

The last time I saw and spent some quality time with Jackie was in March 2015 at INCITE!'s Color of Violence IV conference in Chicago. She is physically gone but never forgotten. Her legacy lives in the countless lives she touched. I am honored and blessed to be one of the many.

May her spirit rest in peace and rise in power.

Learn more about Jackie's life and legacy: http://www.windycitymediagroup.com/m/APPredirect.php…

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We, the members, artists, cultural arts community of POW-WOW, Inc extend our heartfelt support, sympathy and love to Tracey and Doc (as Jackie referred to him) on the passing of their mother and grandmother. We are the house that Jackie built, through leadership development of our founder and Board Members, artist cultivation of our performers and committed and tireless service to our community audiences who studied every Wednesday and then weekly on Tuesdays for 10 years under Jackie's tutelage. Because of her, we are.

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