11/03/18 Yes! to PMS & Petty Propolis

1st Annual Women's Wellness Retreat

Redford Branch Library


Petty Propolis is a black woman led organization rooted in Detroit, Michigan whose mission is to nurture and re-spirit community members, artists and visionary organizers of all ages, committed to social justice.


Petty Propolis serves the community through various social justice initiatives, art and education workshops, and by teaching poetry as an avenue for visionary resistance. Petty Propolis has taught thousands of youth, elders, (y)elders and community members to realize their creativity through poetry and become visionary contributors to society.

Petty Propolis believes that re-spiriting is particularly significant in Detroit, as the city's residents have suffered under the weight of a half-century of propaganda assault. Poetry as a form of visionary resistance has served as a systemic method for countering the negative dominant narrative that has plagued the city.

Follow the work of Petty Propolis


10/05/18 SEJ's 28th Annual Conference

University of Michigan Flint

Flint, MI

(The Future of News - plenary)

9/1/18 ​Petty Propolis Art Festival & Artist Retreat

Robert Riffe Youth Center

Idlewild, MI 


FREE EVENT!! (Sept 1st & 2nd)


10/10/18 Retracing Black Text & Pedagogy: A Meditation on Black radical traditions in Detroit

Stamps Gallery, University of Michigan


8/28/18 America to Me

7pm-930pm film screening & panel
Must RSVP - Watch Trailer

10/28/18 Conversation with Charlene Carruthers Booksigning & Talk - RSVP here

Detroit Public Library - Main Branch

2pm - 430pm

10/23/18 Revolution and Evolution: James and Grace Lee Boggs - Facilitated Discussion

University of Michigan - East Quad - Rm 1405

530pm - 730pm - RSVP HERE

For additional event info visit: PETTY PROPOLIS

10/22/18 America to Me - Real Talk

RSVP here

530pm - 830pm

Petty Propolis Poetry - Public Speaking, Workshops & Facilitation

02/24/19 African American Family Book Expo

Northwest Activities Center

Detroit, MI

​12pm-5pm - Exhibitor (Free Event)

10/03/18 Breathe Free Detroit

Cass Corridor Commons

4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI


11/09/18 Facing Race Conference

Beyond Allies: Antiracism, Visionary Organizing, and Co-liberation - Workshop

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