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Black Poets Society: Sisters & Soulfood

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Free
Online, N/A, Portland, OR 97207

Blackness, whiteness and otherness: words, when strung together, that may cause discomfort and awkwardness. Join us in that discomfort this August as we meditate on the voice of the Black Woman. The poetry and the spoken word African-American Women will guide us in dialogue to hear from our community differently, to know one another differently, to see reconciliation differently.

Format: Black Poets Society is a two session series with readers sharing a broad range of historic and modern poetry and spoken word by Black Women. Attendees will have a chance to respond in writing, discuss and unpack in table conversations and participate in a larger group conversation. Each part is a standalone event, but will weave together thematically.

You should come to these events if you are:

  • Passionate about poetry and the spoken word
  • Hungry to listen, learn and engage in dialogue around racial reconciliation
  • Curious about Black history and culture and how it affects your life and community
  • Wanting to hear a broader set of human stories

These evening conversations are in-person events in Portland, Oregon.

IN-PERSON

  • Monday, August 15 and 22 [Note: An online session will be held on August 20th, see below]
  • Doors open at 6:30pm (come early for coffee in the cafe; enjoy complimentary dessert)
  • Program 7:00-9:00pm
  • 1302 SE Ankeny St, Portland, OR 97214 (Imago Dei Community Room 101–look for signs)

Due to the intimate nature of this event, attendance is capped at 70 people–sign-up quickly!

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Black Poets Society is a three session series with readers sharing a broad range of historic and modern poetry and spoken word by Black poets. Attendees will have a chance to respond in writing, discuss and unpack in table conversations and participate in a larger group conversation. Each part is a standalone event, but will weave together thematically. In-person August 15 and 22 in Room 101, online August 20.

Venue

Online
N/A

Portland, OR 97207

Organizer

Imago Dei Community
Phone:
503-231-5096
Email:
info@idcpdx.com
Website:
View Organizer Website