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

02/24/19 African American Family Book Expo

Northwest Activities Center

Detroit, MI

​12pm-5pm - Exhibitor (Free Event)

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

University of Michigan Flint

Flint, MI

(The Future of News - plenary)

For additional event info visit: PETTY PROPOLIS

10/03/18 Breathe Free Detroit

Cass Corridor Commons

4605 Cass Ave, Detroit, MI


Petty Propolis Poetry - Public Speaking, Workshops & Facilitation

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


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

Robert Riffe Youth Center

Idlewild, MI 


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


11/09/18 Facing Race Conference

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

10/17/18 Great Lakes Restoration Conference

October 17-18, 2018 - Performance
Westin Book Cadillac
1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI

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