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BIPOC Women: Claim Your Voice, Empower Your Writing

December 1, 2022, 7:00 pm-8:30 pm

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A Virtual Panel Discussion

Join us for a timely discussion about claiming the power in your voice as a BIPOC woman writer. We’ll talk about ways to claim your voice, empower your writing and more at this panel discussion. The overturning of Roe v. Wade is destructive for all women, but particularly for those who have few choices, whether geographical, financial or a combination. Many of those women are Black, Indigenous and people of color. The way we raise our voices will shape the values of this generation and the next, and it’s vital, now more than ever, for BIPOC women’s voices to be heard.

Jackie Graves is a light-worker, shamanista, priestess and soul voice activator. She is a writer and an English professor at Laney College.

Sandra Hunter is a certified life coach and the owner of Wild Women Leaders of Color, an organization dedicated to allowing BIPOC women to heal through story. She is a member of Nimrod’s editorial board and teaches writing at Portland Literary Arts in Portland, Oregon.

Marianela Medrano, Ph.D., LPC, CPT, is a certified poetry therapist and the owner of Palabra Counseling and Training Center. She is also part of the faculty program for the Southwestern College & New Earth Institute mentoring program in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Yasamin Safarzedeh is the program director at Kimball Jenkins Estate and School of Art, New Hampshire. She is also an artist, advisor and cross cultural liaison coordinator. She is a tireless advocate for equal rights to historically underserved populations. She coordinates local activities that better neighborhoods using empathetic and equity based approaches.

Lynne Thompson is the 2021-2022 poet laureate for Los Angeles. She trained as a lawyer and is on the board for the Los Angeles Review of Books and Cave Canem.

Free sessions for TU students and other students enrolled in Tulsa County schools

We have a limited number of free participation slots available for students currently enrolled in Tulsa County high schools, community colleges/colleges and vocational schools. To inquire about these free student slots, email us at Please include your name and the name of your school in your email, along with the name of the session you are interested in attending.

Learn more and register online.


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