Harvesting Hope

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In honor of Black History Month, Collective Healing Through Art will debut the Harvesting Hope series, an affinity group specifically for African American older adults to find joy, books, art, and resources. 

Multimedia Artist and Poet Confidence Omenai, invites you to examine the ways we hold grief, anxiety, trauma, and rage in our bodies. This session will explore new techniques for managing stress, including the creation of individual self-care plans. The featured book for the month is, “Rest Is Resistance” by Tricia Hersey. Read at your own pace or listen to the audio. Find multiple formats available at the library. Ideal for ages 18 and up. 

Harvesting Hope is an intentional community for African American older adults to learn new ideas, read books that speak to their experiences, create, heal, and share resources while building an ongoing support network. Facilitated by Confidence Omenai in partnership with the Denver Public Library. 

*This program is part of a series. Topics vary from month to month.

  • Thursday, March 23, 4-6 pm: Funding Black Brilliance
  • Thursday, April 27, 4-6 pm: Mothering & Unmothered
  • Thursday, May 25, 4-6pm: Black Mental Health Matters

Confidence Omenai, is a Nigerian American poet, community organizer, playwright, voice actor and breaker of chains. Her work explores death, rebirth, collective healing using the arts, racism, and martyrdom on the altar of motherhood and marriage. For fifteen years she has competed, performed, and curated shows across the nation. Confidence is an activist facilitating writing workshops, performing, and encouraging radical self-interrogation around the country at universities, high schools, middle schools, maximum security prisons, juvenile facilities and more. Confidence is a Program Coordinator for Collective Healing Through Art, TEDxMileHigh Speaker, Pink Door Fellow, and Oklahoma State University Alum. Her work appears in A La Palabra: The Word is a Woman: Mothers & Daughters. She currently resides in Denver, creating transformative work across genres and clearing the way for her rebellious great granddaughters, who will defend the earth in her name. Connect with Confidence on InstagramFacebook, or her website.

To request a sign language interpreter or real time captioning via CART Services, please contact SignLanguageServices@denvergov.org or call 720-913-8487, with a minimum three (3) business day notice. To request other accommodations, please contact programs@denverlibrary.org.

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