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Testimony on the Cost by Esther Iverem

Esther Iverem is social justice writer, multi-media producer, curator and visual artist. Her radio show, ‘On The Ground: Voices of Resistance From the Nation’s Capital’ is heard on WPFW Pacifica Radio in Washington, DC and online at and on iTunes.. She is founder of the pioneering Black website and a founding member of DC Poets Against the War/Split This Rock. She is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including a National Arts Journalism Fellowship at Columbia University. Her most recent book is We Gotta Have It: Twenty Years of Seeing Black at the Movies (Hachette Book Group) and she is the author of two books of poems, The Time: Portrait of a Journey Home and Living in Babylon (Africa World Press). Since 2010, her fiber and multi-media works have been featured in two one-woman shows, several group shows and acquired for personal collections. Before working as an independent writer and artist, she was a staff culture writer for The Washington Post and New York Newsday. In 2013, she curated the exhibit and edited the catalogue "Emancipation: Meditations on Freedom"  at the District of Columbia Arts Center to mark the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation.

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