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Embracing Our Roots: Genesia Williams & Mary Moore Easter

March 17 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm


After the uprisings for George Floyd and Daunte Wright, sharing knowledge inter-generationally is more important than ever. Join us for monthly conversations where young arts leaders will join our elders and culture bearers in conversation about their histories of significant milestones in Minnesota’s Black literary history.

On Thursday, March 17, 2022, poet, graphic designer and social change leader, Genesia Williams will join poet and dancer/choreographer, Mary Moore Easter in a conversation about Mary Moore Easter’s long career – first as the founder of Carleton College’s dance program, and about her transition to poetry, the four books of poetry she has published, and much more. This is a virtual event.

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Mary Moore Easter, a 2020 recipient of an Artist Initiative Grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, and Cave Canem Alumni Fellow, is the author of four poetry books: Free Papers: poems inspired by the testimony of Eliza Winston, a Mississippi slave freed in Minnesota in 1860 ( 2021); The Body of the World (Minnesota Book Award in Poetry Finalist, (2019), Walking from Origins, and From the Flutes of Our Bones (2020). Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, she was also Founder and Director of Carleton College’s dance program. Easter remembers a long dance career in Minnesota as a much-honored independent dancer/choreographer. Her poems have been individually published in Poetry, Water~Stone and Prairie Schooner and many others.

Genesia Williams is a creative social change leader. She is the owner and principal of Genesia Doing Things – a design and strategy firm focused on solutions for nonprofits, small businesses, artists and individuals. She hails the South Side of Chicago and is a grandchild of the Great Migration. Firmly rooted in the history, culture, and Black-centered identity given to her from her hometown, she carries this perspective forward in her Twin Cities-based communications work. Genesia is a writer, designer, village member, auntie and aspiring elder who uses her work to help people on the journey to own their narratives and claim their power.

Embracing our Roots is a partnership with More Than a Single Story, Black Table Arts and In Black Ink.




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