Mapping the New Earth: The Poetics of a New Geography
We talk to Ashara Ekundayo from the Impact Hub about their "Women of Impact" series event on April 17th featuring poet Nikky Finney and geographer Carolyn Finney.
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OMI GALLERY & WOMEN OF IMPACT AT IMPACT HUB OAKLAND PRESENT
MAPPING THE NEW EARTH: THE POETICS OF A NEW GEOGRAPHY
- AN EVENING WITH CAROLYN FINNEY, GEOGRAPHER AND NIKKY FINNEY, POET
Our Omi Gallery at Impact Hub Oakland partners up for the second “Women of Impact” event hosting an evening of creativity featuring storytelling, poetry, chartography and spirit with two of the most impactful women authors and educators of our time. This gathering is an opportunity to celebrate the feminine divine through creative arts practice by listening and speaking into and through our heart spaces.
moderated by Ashara Ekundayo
Friday, April 17, 2015
7:00 – 9:00 pm
at Impact Hub Oakland, 2323 Broadway – Oakland 94612
$7 Impact Hub Oak Members/Artivists
$10 Non-Impact Hub Oak Members
Carolyn Finney, Ph.D. is a writer, performer and cultural geographer. As a professor in Environmental Science, Policy and Management at the College of Natural Resources at the University of California, Berkeley, she explores how issues of difference impact participation in decision-making processes designed to address environmental issues. Although Carolyn pursed an acting career for eleven years, a backpacking trip around the world and living in Nepal changed the course of her life. Motivated by these experiences, she returned to school after a 15-year absence to complete a B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. Her first book, “Black Faces, White Spaces” she examines ways in which nature and the environment are racialized in America.
Nikky Finney, Ph. D. was born in South Carolina, within listening distance of the sea. A child of activists, she came of age during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements. Finney has authored four books of poetry: Head Off & Split (2011); The World Is Round(2003); Rice (1995); and On Wings Made of Gauze (1985). The John H. Bennett, Jr. Chair in Southern Letters and Literature at the University of South Carolina, Finney also authored Heartwood (1997) edited The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South (2007), and co- founded the Affrilachian Poets. Finney’s fourth book of poetry, Head Off & Split was awarded the 2011 National Book Award for poetry.
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More events this week:
April 17th at 7 PM Elana Dykewomon launches her new book, What Can I Ask at Laurel Books in Oakland.
April 18th at 6:30 PM and April 19th at 5 PM Yoni Ki Baat performs at the Women's Building in San Francisco. For tickets go to www.brownpapertickets.com