Art and Healing in the Moment, Free Exhibition click for more information

Healing Circle: Performance and Poetry as Resistance

July 27, 2018 at 6pm

In conjunction with the “Art and Healing” exhibition, Mia is co-hosting a series of workshops and discussions with artists and facilitators to open up opportunities for dialogue and allow visitors to creatively engage around important issues of injustice and healing. Some conversations are intended to offer strategies for self-care and healing; some are geared toward supporting learning, growth, and understanding around racial justice; and some are designed for visitors to come together to explore art as a powerful vehicle for addressing injustice and a tool for community healing.

This circle, “Performance and Poetry as Resistance,” is an open mic program emceed by artist-activist Junauda Petrus.

About the Artist

Junauda Petrus is a creative activist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, and multi-dimensional performance artist who is Minneapolis-born, West-Indian descended, and African-sourced. She is the co-founder with Erin Sharkey of Free Black Dirt, an experimental arts production company. She is currently writing and directing “Sweetness of Wild,” a web series themed around Blackness, queerness, biking, resistance, love, and coming of age in Minneapolis. Her work centers around wildness, Afro-futurism, ancestral healing, sweetness, spectacle, and shimmer. Her first YA novel, Mable & Audre’s Journey Through Black Universe, debuts in 2019 on Dutton Children’s.