VOICES: POETRY FOR THE PEOPLE

Workshops in collaboration with The Community Justice Project 

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This project tackles state violence by providing space where those who find themselves silenced, stripped of their voice or ignored can reclaim their narratives in poetry. It does so in a way that does not reinforce victimhood but rather evokes power, as we seek to build a community of trust among workshop participants who engage with each other not as “client,” or “organizer,” but as fellow learners, writers, friends. The workshops will give participants an outlet to tell the story of now, an opportunity to chronicle events central to their lives as they happen, and a space to take shelter in even as traumatic, unjust or disruptive events happen in their outside lives.

Workshop I dates include:
Jan. 8, 22, and 29
Feb. 5, 12, and 26
Mar. 5, 12, 19, and 26.