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Friday, June 16 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Poetry As Visionary Resistance

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Toni Cade Bambara said, "the role of the artist is to make revolution irresistible." This session highlights poetry as an avenue for visionary resistance and as an art form worthy of political study. We will explore poems, including some by Detroit-based poet and activist Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty, and assess their contributions to political movements and theory. Participants will walk away with collectively written poetry and an understanding of the role of the poet in narrating and ushering in a vision for a new world.

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Tawana Petty

Founder, Petty Propolis
Tawana "Honeycomb" Petty is a mother, social justice organizer, youth advocate, poet and author. She was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and is intricately involved in water rights advocacy, visionary organizing and digital justice work. Petty is the author of Introducing Ho... Read More →


Friday June 16, 2017 4:00pm - 5:30pm
McGregor: Room F/G/H