RACE, ACTIVISM AND POETRY: ‘Dancing’ with the Rhythm of Words and Sounds to survive the Generational Wound of Racism.

Join the San Juan Islands Museum of Art (SJIMA) while nationally knowneducator, author and counselor, Dr. Kellie Kirksey shares her stories and poetry. With passion and dedication, Kirksey advocates for peace, wellness, and equality. This is a shared event with the support of the healthand social justice community.

The interactive presentationtakes place on Saturday, July 17 at the San Juan Island Grange from 5:30-7.Listen to poetry born of both despair and hope. Allow yourself to journey within as the author shares her lived experiences as well as stories of her ancestors. Practice being a witness to words that may stir your soul and expand your world.

Tickets are $10 and are available at www.sjima.org under “Learn,” at the SJIMA desk Thurs.-Monday 11-5 at 154 Spring St. Friday Harbor, or at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.

At a separate event on Sunday, July 18,  4-5:30, Dr.Kirksey will conduct a special  workshop at 555 McDonald in Friday Harbor, sponsored by the social justice and health care community. The workshop is entitled Anti-Racism is a Verb: Journaling as a Self-Awareness practice on the endless road to Allyship. 

Spend an afternoon with the author journaling, stretching, and shaking out some of those tightly held beliefs that may or may not keep us separate and silent. Challenge yourself to journey into your unspoken feelings around privilege, reparations, and inequality.