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Storytelling Resilience: Narrating Home with Newcomer Communities


When:Tuesday, March 22 at 1 PM (EST) Language: English 

About this webinar: Story has often been relegated to the realm of the irrational, imaginative and fiction; while history is known as the realm of the rational, reasonable and intellectual. For those of us with experiences in places where stories come as often as food, storytelling is the way we have learned to both retain experiences and celebrate them. Join Hawa Y. Mire on March 22, 2016 on an upcoming webinar to learn practical tips and techniques on how to excavate untold experiences through story. 

About the presenter: Hawa Y. Mire is a diasporic Somali storyteller, writer, and strategist who focuses on themes of Blackness and Indigeniety, (dis)connection and (un)belonging. Her writing is seated somewhere between oral tradition and the written word, celestial and myth, past and present, ancestry and spirit. An MES candidate in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University, her research incorporates traditional Somali stories with discourses of constructed identity while pulling from archival histories of resistance and radical curatorial practises. Hawa is the co-curator of NSOROMMA, an organization that incubates, supports and amplifies insurgent Black art and artists. Her writing can be found at Jalada Africa, The Feminist Wire, Rabble, Araweelo Abroad and more recently she has co-edited a special issue journal for the Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives's Our Schools, Our Selves titled Constellations of Black Radical Imagining: Black Arts and Popular Education due out Spring 2015. Her short story series Black Woman, Everybody's Healer was long listed in 2015 for the Jalada African Literature Prize, and is currently in the process of being written as a book-length manuscript. 


Event date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016 - 01:00 to 02:00