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Presenter(s): Tai Vo, Naveed Sarikhan

Date: August 20, 2019

Time: 11:07 pm - 12:00 am

Room: 613 POC

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Community

Fantastic Futures: Creating Narratives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color that Transcend Occupation, Racial Violence, and Time

There is a drought in the river of stories, both everyday and fantastical, in which to nourish the imaginations and longings of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC). What we long for: liberation, sovereignty, belonging, family, community, and justice. Often the stories that exist are not told by us and therefore don’t truly reflect our values/worldviews, who we are, and our modes of living. The stories that contain us, but are not told by us, serve only to crowd us out. Without our own narratives, it is hard to imagine a future for both our communities and ourselves. In this interactive writing workshop, we will explore writing from a variety of genres and by brilliant trans BIPOC writers/artists, as well as dive into writing the endless possibilities of our own stories.

Note: This session is only open to folks that identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color.