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Narrative Reclamation for People of Color: Power on the Page

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Intermediate | This class confronts sociopolitical power dynamics that have historically interrupted voices of color from being heard. We will discuss these power dynamics, and what it means to make space for communities of color, as we work to express our stories in an oppressive world. Using writing as a form of resistance, we will center stories of color to generate pieces about taking back power through the page. This class will include group dialogue, writing prompts, and developing a new piece.


Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online-either through Zoom or through Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform-through Spring quarter 2021.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Zain Shamoon

Class Type: 2 Sessions


Term: Spring 2021

Start Date: 06/06/2021

End Date: 06/13/2021

Days of the Week: Sunday

Time: 1:10 pm – 4:10 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$162.00 Member Price:
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Zain Shamoon

Dr. Zain Shamoon completed his PhD in Human Development and Family Studies in Fall 2017 at Michigan State University. He also completed a Master's degree in Couple and Family therapy in 2011. He is dedicated to the creation of spaces where people can tell their personal stories on route to their own wellness. In his clinical work, he has served a range of clients, including those wrestling with high anxiety, relational conflict, and severe depression.

In March 2015, he helped launch the Narratives of Pain project, which is a group emotional outlet of personal narrative and catharsis based in Metro Detroit, and now Seattle. Currently, Zain is a professor of Couple and Family Therapy at Antioch University Seattle.

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