poetry: how pain becomes beautiful power

More of this, please.

Transformation. Power from the ground up.

Johnie and Jenny led this class Thursday at the Arise for Social Justice office in Springfield.

Trainers Jenny & Johnie

The Poetry gathering from Pain to Beautiful Power was outstanding in every way.

– Class Participant

The Color of Class

  • Have you been expected to lift as you climb?
  • Do you have tensions with other people of color in positions of power or authority over you?
  • Is there class tension between you and family members, friends, co-workers, or community?
  • Are there different values within race that are held by folks of different class?
  • Are you often the only person of color in your class group or work setting?
  • How do we communicate across the hidden differences of class when we share race in common?