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Sat, Apr 22



Creating Dangerously w/ Kleaver Cruz

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Creating Dangerously w/ Kleaver Cruz
Creating Dangerously w/ Kleaver Cruz

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Apr 22, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM




Inspired by Edwidge Danticat’s sentiment, “Create dangerously for people who read dangerously,” this workshop will foster community with those who dare to write and tell the stories that must be told. Over the course of the workshop, we will engage in exercises to get more familiar with our own voices and how to tap into them. This will be a generative space which means you will leave with more writing and questions than you came into it with!

About the Facilitator: a lover of words and their meanings across languages, was born and raised between The Bronx and Washington Heights in New York City with their twin brother and close knit Dominican family. Kleaver is a Black queer creative, writer and educator who has presented and conducted work across the African Diaspora in places like Brazil, South Africa and The Netherlands, among other countries.

Kleaver is the creator of The Black Joy Project, a digital and real-world affirmation that Black joy is resistance. Kleaver is also a member of We Are All Dominican--A U.S.-based grassroots collective that works in solidarity with movements led by Dominicans of Haitian descent fighting for inclusion and citizenship rights in the Dominican Republic.  Kleaver believes in the power of words as the means to write the stories that did not exist when they needed them the most.


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