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One of the most psychological and ideological destructions that can be perpetrated is in the destruction of the spiritual repositories: temples, gravesites, archives, and other sacred sites. In the dust of the past, we grow, but in salted earth, there is barrenness. In this session, we explore lineage (chosen, community claiming, and blood lines) as a pathway to individual and communal healing. The talk will include poems centered in BIPOC voices and ways of knowing, oracle practices, and writing prompts.
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Leon, Raina, "Episode 05: Keynote: "Who Your People Be": Towards a Groundedness in the Freedom of Lineage" (2021). MFA in Creative Writing | Podcast Series. 2.