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Summer Poetry Workshops with Daniel DeVaughn

Studio By the Tracks, 301 20th St S, Irondale, AL 35210, USA 101 20th St S

Summer Poetry Workshops with Daniel DeVaughn Saturday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m. Studio by the Tracks, 301 20th St S, Irondale, AL 35210 All participants receive a handmade notebook from local Book Artist Alana Baldwin. Read poems with other people who are interested in poetry. Learn more about some of the basic craft elements of a poem, like line, voice, metaphor, and prosody.  Find and hone your voice as a writer. Compare notes with other writers. Write a new and original poetic work.  Register at https://forms.gle/Mzg6skXabp9GeaJC9. Registration fee: $40 (*We understand that registration cost may be a financial barrier. MessageContinue Reading ...

Summer Poetry Workshops with Daniel DeVaughn

Desert Island Supply Co. 5500 1st Ave N, Birmingham, AL

Summer Poetry Workshops with Daniel DeVaughn Saturday, June 25 at 2:00 p.m. Desert Island Supply Co., 121 55th St N, Birmingham, AL 35212 All participants receive a handmade notebook from local Book Artist Alana Baldwin. Read poems with other people who are interested in poetry. Learn more about some of the basic craft elements of a poem, like line, voice, metaphor, and prosody.  Find and hone your voice as a writer. Compare notes with other writers. Write a new and original poetic work.  Register at: https://forms.gle/Mzg6skXabp9GeaJC9 Registration fee: $40 (*We understand that registration cost may be a financial barrier. Message usContinue Reading ...

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be gentle with black girls: Addressing Adultification Bias and Protecting Black Childhood

Birmingham Public Library 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL

Adultification bias is a form of racial prejudice where children of minority groups, typically black children, are treated by adults as being more mature than they actually are, causing their childish behavior to be viewed with malicious intent and ignoring the child's needs. Tania De'Shawn's new collection of poetry, be gentle with black girls, is inspired by the Georgetown Law Center on Poverty & Inequality's 2017 study on adultification bias and addresses black femininity, body image, and the fragility of black girlhood through this lens. Join the Birmingham Public Library for a live poetry reading from the author, followed byContinue Reading ...

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“Speak For Magic City” Featuring All Cows Eat Grass, Lady Woo, Ashley M. Jones, CJ Tha Sticman

Good People Vote is proud to bring “Speak For Magic City” sponsored by the Women Donors Network to Birmingham for the second time. “Speak For Magic City” will celebrate and empower voters ahead of the Tuesday, November 8 election. The voting celebration and block party will take place for the second time Friday, Oct. 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Good People Vote is an initiative that aims to break down the barriers to voting through experimental engagement methods that spark conversations and self-reflection to encourage communities to take ownership of the civic process. The “Speak For Magic City”Continue Reading ...

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Be Gentle With Black Girls: How to Use A Mirror—Discussing Body Image and Black Childhood

North Birmingham Regional Branch Library

Join author Tania De’Shawn & therapist Shekinah Lee for an evening of poetry, self-love, & deep dive discussion all on the topic of positive body image in the black community. Tania De’Shawn’s new book of poetry, "be gentle with black girls", addresses adultification bias, black femininity, body image, and the fragility of black girlhood. Hear a live reading from her debut book of poetry followed by a discussion about body image and its impact on black girlhood with co-panelist Shekinah Joy Lee, a pre-licensed professional therapist and NNC-certified counselor. This program is free and open to the public. Young adultsContinue Reading ...

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