Friday, October 15, 2021

Sankofa Talks presents: Black Poetry - Virtual Program, Oct. 21st

Sankofa Talks: Black Poetry 
Thursday, October 21 @ 6 PM (EST) 
Virtual Program

In honor of this month's commemoration of Black Poetry Day, our upcoming Sankofa Talks will be dedicated to exploring the Diasporic traditions of the spoken and written word from the lens of two authors. 

This intergenerational discussion will be led by writers and artists Latasha Diggs and Ra Malika Imhotep on October 21st at 6 PM (EST). 

You can view the program on our Facebook or Youtube. Click the button below to learn more. 
Event may be subject to change.
DEAR Fellowship: Paid Artist Opportunity
Application Deadline: October 29, 2021

DEAR is designed to give participating artists and arts practitioners primarily of African descent the opportunity to connect, reflect, and strategize in a community of peers committed to growth and adaptation.

A central part of the Fellowship is the DEAR Virtual Retreat which aims to tackle the challenges of the moment through a curated, online experience that offers opportunities for skills-based and reflective learning in an effort to cultivate greater personal and professional resilience for participants.
Fellows will become part of a network of peers and will gain access to exclusive DEAR community gatherings and shared resources. Accepted applicants for DEAR Cohort III must attend all virtual retreat dates in December. Click to below learn more the retreat, fellowship program and to apply. 
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