Flowerings Framework

The Flowerings Framework below provides an overview of the collaborative lessons we are learning during The Flowerings Project—a partnership between the Furious Flower Poetry Center and JMU Libraries. Throughout—and despite—the first two years of the COVID-19 pandemic, we undertook a process of mutual learning, planning, and growth. A generous planning grant from the Mellon Foundation enabled our preliminary explorations and findings, summarized here in the format of an emerging framework and set of key questions that partnering organizations similar to ours may wish to ask of themselves. We offer this document in the hope it will be of use to collaborating university and public libraries, centers for arts and culture, and community-based archives undertaking joint, reparative projects—projects rooted in equity and shared understanding, aimed at addressing historical imbalances and building better futures.

  • A copy of the administrative report with details about grant activities is available for download in JMU Scholarly Commons.
  • The JMU press release about the Flowerings Framework was published August 11, 2022.
  • If you would like a print copy of this booklet, please fill out this form or email Jody Fagan, Flowerings Project Coordinator, at faganjc@jmu.edu.

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