Over piping hot coffee and donuts at Craftsman and Wolves we'll go through readings and discuss ways to implement in our lives at work, home, and in our communities. Readings will be assigned for at home exploring, too.
We will come together to read and write about critical readings from some of America's most terrific POC voices over the years. In these turbulent times it is important we stay invested in our communities in informed ways.
This group is a space designed intentionally for POC and non-dominant identity folks with a passion for service and creative writing. We'll use this time and space to learn and connect over community growth before going into our lives for the day. Our group will be important for folks who care about literary spaces AND for folks who care about the lives of others, and how our systems of power are failing us.
How can we come together to build bridges through using our voices and empowering others to do the same?
Initial readings will include:
• Cesar Chavez
• Chimamanda Agozi Nadichie
• Dolores Huerta
• Malcom X
• Ta-Nahesi Coates
• Colson Whitehead
• bell hooks
As we open up texts and break into new ideas, we can find new readings and resources to dive into! This will be an excellent way to start the day before going to work or wherever it is we go for the day!!
826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.