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October 23, 2021
12:00 pm
2:00 pm

Poetry Workshop with Porsha O.

ReMemory & Omission Writers have the power to control what information filters onto a reader. This includes the power to omit information or to position it in a sort of rememory and reimagination. Participants in this writing workshop will spend time looking at memory and at a particular memory’s relationship to absence and repetition. Rooted in futurism, participants will explore the power yielded when we build our own context or deconstruct the context surrounding who and what we are made of. This workshop will not only question what happens when we narrate our own stories but also invite participants to think about imaginative ways to reshape and un-shape ‘truth’.

This year we will be launching a new poetry slam festival as a new core element of Black Pride 2021.

Stonewall International Poetry Slam (SIPS)

SIPS is an international poetry festival for non-cishet artists that centers Black people.. We are preparing to kick off the inaugural festival in Baltimore, Maryland. The festival will take place from October 19th-24th, 2021 and will feature over 20 events as a part of the larger Baltimore Black Pride celebration.

The Black Arts District is excited to be co-organizers of Baltimore Black Pride 2021. As America attempts to recover from the aftermath of a global pandemic, we recognize that members of the Black LGTBQ+ community face compiling social challenges that are exacerbated by the forced isolation and economic hardships that were brought on by the pandemic. As a result, the Black Arts District is dedicated to collaborating with dozens of local and national partners to create safe, celebratory spaces for the purpose of promoting: health, joy, empowerment and equity. We believe Black Pride is needed now more than ever before. With your support we will be able to impact thousands of lgbtq+ people locally and nationally.

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