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Still I Rise: Poetry, Survival and Healing Women talks

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Fri, Mar 15 - Fri, Mar 29 at 3:00 AM - 5:00 AM (PDT)



This event series is a brunch gathering for Black and brown women* to read, write and reflect on poetry that meditates on gender-based and sexual violence and harassment. We'll write and workshop poetry, and, through discussion of other poets' work, examine how poetry can act as a medium for articulating this trauma and experience. We'll also be exploring the intersection of race, coloniality and experiences of sexual violence. Ultimately, this event series presents poetry as a vehicle towards supporting survivors, and finding our own power.

Brunch will be provided at every session, with dietary requirements in mind. At the end of the series, we will collate our poetry into a chapbook for ourselves and the public. We'll have a soft launch for the collection in May, and sells copies in support of Edinburgh Rape Crisis Centre.

For technical reasons, this event is listed as happening only on March 15th. However, it is a three part series. In the interest of creating a space in which people feel most comfortable, we are looking for a consistent group at every session. Please only register if you are able to make all three dates: 10AM-12PM on March 15th, March 22nd and March 29th.

This discussion-series will inevitably involve difficult and in-depth conversations about sexual violence. While it will be a supportive space, this series is not aimed at providing therapy or counselling. Please be mindful that this event may not be for you if this topic is one you find challenging to engage with.

*This event is open to all Black and brown women at Edinburgh University, as well as non-binary and intersex people.

This event is supported by the Students' Association #NoExcuses campaign.





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