Allied Media Conference

I am at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit all weekend.  Today I am co-facilitating a workshop on "Native, Mixed Race: Invisible Poetry."

This session will give voice to issues such as: race, class, gender, identity, gender identity, Native identity, mixed race identity, sexual orientation, trauma, oppression and privilege using poetry and media as a way of transformation. We will focus on healing Native, Indigenous, Aboriginal, First Nations, M├ętis, and Mixed Blood people. Our poetry gives voice and brings healing to the wounds of generations.

We will read a collaborative poem for the group. Then we will have a session of writing poetry on our own, as a pair or in groups. Using poetry as empowerment, healing and a way to give voice in the struggle we will spend this session creatively exploring our identities and personal power.