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Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 | 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Black Joy as Archival Resistance Practice: A Poetic Look at Black Joy as a Tool of Resistance and Healing with Black Muslim Poet Sagirah Shahid

Join the Department of Multicultural Life for our Black History Month program titled Black Joy as Archival Resistance Practice: A poetic look at Black Joy as a tool of resistance and healing with Black Muslim poet Sagirah Shahid! This event will be recorded as well as live captioning will be happening at the event. 

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Learn more about our Poet! Sagirah Shahid is an African American Muslim poet, arts educator, and performance artist. She is a recipient of a Loft Literary Center mentor series award in poetry and a Twin Cities Media Alliance performance and public art fellowship. In 2017 the city of Minneapolis selected Sagirah's poetry to be transformed into illuminus sculptural lanterns featured along the city's prominent Nicollect mall street. Sagirah is a TedX Minneapolis 2020 speaker and continues to challenge the generational and layered racism of the Midwest. She is one of many writers featured in A Moment of Silence: 50+ Black MN Voices in a Historical Moment of Transformation, an online anthology processing police brutality, Minneapolis' Uprising and COVID-19.  In 2020 her poetry was selected by Shangri La Museum of Islamic Art and Muslim Advocates and was featured in their virtual exhibit American Muslim Futures. Sagirah's debut collection of poetry "Surveillance of Joy" is forthcoming in 2021 from Half Mystic Press.

Contact: [email protected]

Audience: Alumni, Faculty, Public, Staff, Students

Sponsor: Lealtad-Suzuki Center for Social Justice

Listed under: Art, Music, Theater, Campus Events, Featured Events, Front Page Events, Lectures and Speakers