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The Value of Our Stories Workshop

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Wa Na Wari

911 24th Avenue

Seattle, WA 98122

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This workshop explores utilizing the arts to address racism & white supremacy while emphasizing the need to affirm our mutual humanity.

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Join an interactive workshop with Seattle-raised spoken word poet and educator Rajinii Eddins. Kicking things off with being the youngest member of Seattle’s African American Writers Alliance at age 11, Rajnii has been engaging diverse community audiences for over 27 years. Since then he engaged youth and community on the East and West Coast with spoken word and poetry for the people. Along with reading from his self-published book Their Names Are Mine, Eddins will work with workshop participants to explore utilizing arts and creativity as tools to address racism and white supremacy while emphasizing the need to affirm our mutual humanity. This workshop is being made possible via a community partnership with Wa Na Wari and the Seattle Public Library and support from the Seattle Public Library Foundation.

The Value of Our Stories Outline

Welcome/Intro/Agreements/Acknowledgements

Opening Affirmation

Spoken Word Sharing/ Unpack What Resonates

Excerpts From Their Names Are Mine

Break Out Small Groups/Report Backs

Free Writes/Shares

Takeaways

Closing Affirmation

About Rajini Eddins:

Originally from Seattle Washington, Spoken Word Poet/ Emcee and Teaching Artist RajniiEddins has been engaging diverse community audiences for over 27 years. He was the youngest member of the Afrikan American Writers Alliance at age 11 and has been actively sharing with youth and community here in Vermont since 2010. His latest work Their Names Are Mine aims to confront white supremacy while emphasizing the need to affirm our mutual humanity.

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