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Sunday, July 10 • 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Poetry: Not Just An Afterthought in the New Economy

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Toni Cade Bambara said, "the role of the artist is to make the revolution irresistible." This session will explore the role of poetry in movements & highlight poetry as an avenue for visionary resistance and as an art form worthy of political study and investment. We will explore poems, including some authored by the facilitator. We will dissect poems & assess their contributions to political movement, theory and livelihood. Participants will walk away with collectively written poetry and an understanding of the role of the poet in narrating and ushering in a new world and new economy.

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avatar for Tawana Petty (she/her)

Tawana Petty (she/her)

Director, Data Justice Program, Detroit Community Technology Project
Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, author, poet and social justice organizer. She serves as Data Justice director for the Detroit Community Technology Project and co-leads Our Data Bodies. She is an antiracism facilitator with Detroit Equity Action Lab and a Digital Civil Society... Read More →


Sunday July 10, 2016 1:45pm - 3:00pm EDT
Ketchum 315