Multimedia Artist and Poet Confidence Omenai, invites you to examine the ways systems have capitalized on the Black experience as it relates to technology, techniques, and personal gifts while simultaneously undervaluing practices and labor. Together we will identify ways to interrupt the harvesting of our heritage and create practical plans to protect what we pass down to the next generation. Ideal for ages 18 and up.
*This program is part of a series. Topics vary from month to month.
- Thursday, March 23, 4-6 pm: Funding Black Brilliance - Black Reparations Council
- Thursday, April 27, 4-6 pm: Mothering & Unmothered
- Thursday, May 25, 4-6pm: Mental Health Matters -Collage In Community
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 Instagram, Facebook, or her website.