Opening Saturday, June 3rd, from 12PM - 2PM
The Free School, a project of Chicago Reading Africa, is motivated by the belief that communal reading is critical reading. We utilize essays, fiction, poetry and visual arts by black artists to engage social ideas most relevant to Black life. In this session, our facilitator, Nina Yeboah will lead us through reading and writing activities that will engage us in a conversation about the unique precarity of Black life in the Americas.
This class is intended for adults and youth 16+. Please bring your own notebook and a writing utensil. To ensure accessible accommodations, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
**Suggested Donation: $5 – $15. Your donation helps to fund the P.O.W.E.R. Project Grant. Reserve your spot ahead of time: http://bit.ly/2r1ieqW No one will be turned away due to lack of funds.**
Thanks to a donation from Candor Arts, our foundational text, In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe, will be made available during The P.O.W.E.R. Project’s Study Lounge 10am – 12pm on June 3rd.
About our facilitator:
Nina N. Yeboah is a fiction writer and personal essayist. She was the 2016 Voices Rising Fellow at Vermont Studio Center, a 2016-2017 FIELD/WORK resident at the Chicago Artists Coalition and is an alum of the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop. In addition to her writing practice, she leads the arts discussion group, Chicago Reading Africa.
About the P.O.W.E.R. Project
The P.O.W.E.R. Project is a programming partnership between Comfort Station and the Art Leaders of Color Network (ALCN). Throughout the month of June, the project will host a series of lectures, workshops, self-care exercises, and more in the aim of creating an ‘empowerment hub’ where people inspire each other to engage in a multitude of social justice practices.
About Candor Arts:
Candor Arts publishes books about life, learning, and healing. Operating on the basis of open communication, the efforts of the organization are rooted in the support of its authors and collaborators. Specializing in handmade artist book editions, we produce a growing range of design and print projects driven by each author’s vision.