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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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Tawana Petty

Organizer/Board Member, James and Grace Lee Boggs Center/DCTP
Tawana Petty is a mother, anti-racist social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and is intricately involved in water rights, digital justice and visionary organizing work on the ground in Detroit. She is the past recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award, Woman of Substance Award, Women Creating Caring Communities Award, Detroit Awesome Award and was recognized as one of Who's Who in... Read More →


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

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