Workshop: Poet Aja Monet - westmoreland CCC

Workshop: Poet Aja Monet


The Shift: I Am She
For National Poetry Month, Student Government Association and the Campus Events Committee present noted poet and activist Aja Monet.
In this workshop, we spend time with work by women writers and artists of the diaspora who raise necessary questions about the role of self in society and our many methods of survival: the governing of feelings and the politics of emotional labor. How must we engage with the systems of power in place so as to dismantle our perception of society? What is love and spirit? How has it been used by women of color in liberation movements in the United States and across the world? By using poetry to actively address issues central to our existence, we will address the politics of love, spirituality, and gender dynamics. We will read poems from Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Ntozake Shange, Sandra Cisneros, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, and Cherrie Moraga as well as looking at theoretical works. Co-sponsored by Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 

Tuesday, April 13, 2021