We Will No Longer HIde - Writing Workshop with Peaches Gillette

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The principles of the “We Will No Longer Hide” workshops are rooted in uncovering and examining the personal and emotional side of racism, not through history itself, but by directly addressing the more immediate and intimate thoughts, and the conditioned behaviors that perpetuate feelings of racial superiority.  This 3-part Race Relations writing workshop is designed to unravel some of the very basics of racism, not from the outside world around us, but from deep within ourselves. Registering for the first session on 2/1 will automatically enroll you in the entire 3-part series. Attendees will get the most if they attend all 3 sessions. If you cannot attend all 3, please reconsider registering to allow space for someone else.

Peaches Gillette is a Brooklyn born, self-published poet and prosaist. She has been a resident of Tompkins County for the past five years and hosts "Poetic Voices" Workshops throughout the community She also facilitates Race-Relations workshops, in which writing is an essential part. Peaches taught Language Arts and Poetry at College Initiative Upstate, private groups of adults, and for those held at Tompkins County Jail. Her book of poetry is titled, The Breadth of a Tree. Website:  racethroughtime.online

This workshop series is being held in conjunction with TCPL’s February exhibit, Behind the Wall: Art & Writing From Prison, curated by Prisoner Express and Story House Ithaca, which will be on display in the Avenue of the Friends during February.