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IG Live Reading @UrbanExpo

I did my first virtual reading during g today’s event with the Phoenix Urban League’s Urban Expo. Yay! I’ve been telling myself to do virtual readings for years. All it took was a pandemic and virtual vending opportunity. 🙃

The poems read were selected from Clichés: A Life in Verse, Desert of Solitude: Refreshed by Grace, and I AM Woman: Experiences of Black Womanhood. All the books are available for order in my store and on Amazon.com (quicker with discounts).

Here’s a list of the selected readings.

3035 N Prospect Ave the fight onward through struggle I Am From Trauma of the Unseen Love, A Postmortem Books purchases will soon be available via #igshop

View the reading here: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CHlXeUXHmTF/?igshid=zpnb395iwa43

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Virtual Phoenix Urban Expo – TODAY

Hi  👋 join me today at the Virtual Urban Expo 2020 by Greater Phoenix Urban League Young Professionals – Saturday, November 14, 2020!

 

 

Hi Everyone – this Hopin event will begins at 10:00am Mountain Time and goes until 3:00pm on Saturday, November 14, 2020. Join me! Chat. Order. Enjoy the speakers. When it’s time, you can join the event by going to the event page.

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Indigenous Peoples Celebration

The Indigenous Peoples Celebration of New York City is an annual FREE two-day gathering on Randall’s Island, NYC. It usually overlaps with the U.S. national holiday celebrating the barbaric mass murderer Christopher Columbus and lesser known Norse explorer Lief Erickson. The celebration features many indigenous performers and speakers from around the world.

For more information go to: https://redhawkcouncil.org/powwows/indigenous-peoples-celebration. To Help Support Indigenous Peoples Day in NYC, click here.

Personally, I think the United States should dedicate a year, at the minimum, to acknowledging the atrocities committed against Indigenous Peoples on the mainland United States as well as in outlying states and territories. During that year, we should also celebrate Indigenous Peoples histories and cultures, learn some of the thousand upon thousands of stories that they have held on to, and make overtures of healing and friendship to all our First Peoples populations. After that initial year of acknowledgment, recognition and celebration, we should repeat it annually for a whole month as Indigenous Peoples Month. Still too little, but much better than what’s on the table now.

Below are some image from the 2017 Indigenous Peoples Celebration of New York City. All images by LaShawnda Jones for SH Images.

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October 8-9, 2017

All images by LaShawnda Jones for SH Images.

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Family, Individuals, Events – Life

SH Images: Capturing Life

 

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