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The Center for Arts + Social Justice launches its event series with a public reading and discussion by Felicia Rose Chavez, author of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom.

This free, public event will include a 45-minute reading from The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop, followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. Register in advance for this live Zoom event.

This series also will include two workshops with Chavez: “Self-Advocacy for Students” (open to all VCFA students and alumnx) on September 23 and “Self-Advocacy for BIPOC Students” (open to students and alumnx who identify as BIPOC, and all students and alumnx who wish to support BIPOC artists) on September 24. Click the workshop names to learn more and register in advance.

Felicia Rose Chavez is an award-winning educator with an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from the  University of Iowa. She is author of The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop: How to Decolonize the Creative Classroom and co-editor of The BreakBeat Poets Volume 4: LatiNEXT. Felicia’s teaching career began in Chicago, where she served as Program Director to Young Chicago Authors and founded GirlSpeak, a feminist webzine for high school students. She went on to teach writing at the University of New Mexico, where she was distinguished as the Most Innovative Instructor of the Year; the University of Iowa, where she was distinguished as the Outstanding Instructor of the Year; and Colorado College, where she received the Theodore Roosevelt Collins Outstanding Faculty Award. Her creative scholarship earned her a Ronald E. McNair Fellowship, a University of Iowa Graduate Dean’s Fellowship, a Riley Scholar Fellowship, and a Hadley Creatives Fellowship. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, she  currently serves as Creativity and Innovation Scholar-in-Residence at Colorado College. For more information about The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop, and to access (and add to) a multi-genre compilation of contemporary writers of color, please visit www.antiracistworkshop.com.


September 22, 2021
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm EDT