Sat, Oct 02


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Black Healing Space Poetry Hour

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Black Healing Space Poetry Hour

Time & Location

Oct 02, 2021, 6:00 PM CDT

Online Event

About the Event

Peace and Conciliation Project Black Healing Space committee invites you to join us in our first Guided Poetry Hour. During this event, we will focus on appreciation of ourselves through our imaginations made manifest by our pens guided by our hearts. Never written a poem? Don’t you fret. We are here to guide you through the writings with interactive prompts that bring your essence into view.

If this event speaks to you, grab your pen, paper and favorite drinks/snacks and come have a therapeutic experience with us. There is no cost to join and so much to gain!

**As with all Peace and Conciliation Project Black Healing Space events, this event is intended for Black Americans. Those White or other POC who wish to support this work can do so by respecting the exclusiveness of this space and may consider becoming a Sustaining Peacemaker.

Please watch this 6-minute video on Gwendolyn Brooks!

What words

have smashed against 

these walls, 

crashed up and down these 


lain mute and then drained 

their meanings out and into 

these floors?  

What feelings, long since 


streamed vague yearnings 

below this ceiling 


In some dimension, 

which I cannot know,

the shadows of another still exist. I bring 

my memories, held too long in check, 

to let them here shoulder 

space and place to be.  

And when I leave to 

find another house, 

I wonder what among 

these shades will be 

left of me.  

--Maya Angelou





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