Petty Propolis is a Black women-led artist incubator, primarily focused on cultivating visionary resistance through poetry, literacy and literary workshops, anti-racism facilitation, and social justice initiatives.
(Video by Yung Souja) The 1st Annual Petty Propolis Art Festival & Artist Retreat was held on Labor Day Weekend 2018. It featured workshops and tours by visionaries, like adrienne marie brown, Dr. Gloria House and Jamon Jordan. Followed by two days of performances for the Idlewild community at the historic Robert Riffe Youth Center (Idlewild Lot Owner’s Association). Artists included: LaShaun “Phoenix” Moore, Nadine Marshall, One Single Rose, Joel “Fluent” Greene, Deidre “Dssense” Smith, Scheherazade Parrish, Devin Samuels, Lottie Spady, Mindful B, Heather Jay, Natasha “T” Miller, Danielle Carin Dunn, Yung Souja, Reg Flowers, Nandi Comer, Jamal “Dizmantle” Stewart, Joshua Adams and Seraphine Collective (DJ collective).
The 2nd Annual Petty Propolis Art Festival & Artist Retreat was held on September 2, 2019 at the same location.
This session was held at the 21st Annual Allied Media Conference. It explores how poetry has been leveraged to influence political movement, theory and technological and scientific spaces. Joy Buolamwini, neta bomani, Greta Byrum and Tawana Petty
A brief history of Detroit's revolutionary spirit and the present moment. Anti-racism organizer Tawana Petty in discussion with historian Jamon Jordan.
ENGAGE anti-racism workshop featuring Tawana Petty in a discussion based on her book, “Towards Humanity: Shifting the Culture of Anti-Racism Organizing."
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