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, Métis, 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.