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Community Partner Event

Black Her Stories

Sunday, February 21, 2021 | 12:00 pm ‑ 2:00 pm
Zoom | $0–35

Shift the lens of Black history from “his” to “hers” at this panel discussion, featuring contemporary Black womxn leaders.

Grab your tickets for this #BlackHerStory community event! Celebrate Black History Month in a new way by learning about womxn from the past whose contributions are often erased from history books.

Through a panel discussion with contemporary Black womxn leaders in their fields, Black Her Stories honors the bold womxn of yesterday and today who’ve found strength in the struggle to make a meaningful impact on our culture.

Join the adventures of Blackness and belonging to bring these inspiring stories into the present. ALS/CART captioning will be available at the event thanks to our sponsor the American Marketers Association. We expect this event to sell out quickly, so save your spot now!

Meet the Panelists

Anastacia-Renee is a writer, educator, interdisciplinary artist, TEDx Speaker and podcaster. She is a 2020 Arc Fellow(4Culture) and Jack Straw Curator. Renee is the recipient of the James W. Ray Distinguished Artist Award for Washington Artist (2018), Seattle Civic Poet (2017-2019), and Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House (2015-2017). Renee has received fellowships and residencies from Cave Canem, Hedgebrook, VONA, Ragdale, Mineral School, and The New Orleans Writers Residency. Her poems and essays have been anthologized in: Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry, Spirited Stone: Lessons from Kubota’s Garden,Seismic: Seattle City of Literature and her poetry and fiction have appeared in, Spark, Foglifter, Auburn Avenue, Catapult, Alta, Torch, and many more.

Jodi-Ann Burey (she/her) has a mission to disrupt “business as usual” to achieve social change. Her work centers on the experiences of historically underrepresented communities and is grounded in the systemic intersectional approaches needed to address inequities. A true multi-hyphenate, Jodi-Ann is a speaker, writer, conversation curator, entrepreneur, and educator. You can find her on the TEDx stage spreading her idea worth sharing on “Why You Should Not Bring Your Authentic Self to Work.” Jodi-Ann is also the creator and host of Black Cancer, a podcast about the cancer narratives of everyday people of color.

Nekya Johnson was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan (the birth city of the late Breonna Taylor) as the second oldest of four children born, from two loving parents with humble beginnings. Nekya Johnson’s personal and professional journey began while studying at Jackson State University, Tennessee State University, and Texas Southern University. Attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)helped to mold her cultural identity, develop leadership skills, plan for resilience, and “paint the town, Black.” As an undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral student Nekya has had experiences ranging from an HBCU Delegate at the 2015 U.N. Paris Climate Change convention to managing campus/community grant partnerships in North Nashville’s historic African-American community.

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