Climbing PoeTree will deliver a 60-minute performance at Being Human – an intimate, immersive, multi-disciplinary experience highlighting the power of the voice. Showcasing the limitless power of the spoken word as a tool for connection, transformation, and positive culture change, we explore the heights and depths of the delightful experience of Being Human.
Sponsored by the Women’s and Gender Studies Department and The Interdisciplinary Institute, Climbing PoeTree will facilitate a workshop as part of the fifth annual Social Justice Week at Merrimack College.
The workshop was initially scheduled for March 13 during Social Justice Week but due to inclement weather the performance has been rescheduled for April 26, 4:00 – 5:15 PM.
Brown University - David Winton Bell Gallery List Art Building Room 110
Alixa and Naima will facilitate an interactive workshop that surges from the collective wisdom and collaborative power of our communities using S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D., a growing tapestry of Stories, Testimonies, Intentions, Truths, Confessions, Healing, Expressions, and Dreams collected and stitched together from more than 5,000 audience members and workshop participants across the country. The magic of S.T.I.T.C.H.E.D comes from declaring our truths, and bearing witness to others’. When we tell our own stories, we reclaim the power to write our own futures. When we recognize ourselves in each other, we begin to dispel the myths that are created to keep us divided. This workshop gives participants the opportunity to read and find connections in the stories of strangers, and contribute their own stories through a process of group and personal reflection.
Brown University - David Winton Bell Gallery List Art Building 120
Alixa and Naima will be giving a 60-minute multimedia performance that addresses themes of racial inequality, environmental injustice, language barriers, and carving out a sense of place for oppressed identities followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.
Marshall University – Unity Month Keynote@Huntington, WV
Alixa and Naima will facilitate a 40-minute workshop coupled with a 10-minute performance for approximately 200 students and faculty from the Global Sustainability and Earth Literacy (GSELS) Learning Network and Honors College. Closed to the Public.
Presented by Earth Ethics Institute at Miami Dade College.