Claudia Rankine Speaking in Poetry
October 24 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm EDTFree
Poetry as art, resistance, and truth-telling boldly confront and address human injustices. In this session, using contemplative (mindful) attentiveness, participants will communally read and reflect on selected stories on the consequence of race and skin color in Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric. Through a facilitated dialogue, the significance of these writings, given the current political and cultural landscape, will be explored.
Trainer: Rose Sackey-Milligan, PhD., a socio-cultural anthropologist and the former Director of the Social Justice Program, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Rose worked for many years as a Senior Program Officer at Mass Humanities and was the Academic Director of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, Springfield, MA.