Often in life, it feels as if we just don’t have the “right words” to express the things we all hold inside. On July 15th, we are hosting a workshop for young people ages 11-18, to share how poetry can be used to express our feelings, our memories, and create tributes to those we have lost. Local poet, Reina Davis, will answer the question “What is an ode?” and work with participants to create their own poetry! Never written a poem before? Trust us, everyone can be a poet! Please CLICK HERE to register for this event. All you will need is a pen and paper!
Reina Davis is a Chicana from Albuquerque New Mexico. She is a recent graduate from the University of New Mexico obtaining Bachelors Degrees in both Women’s Studies and Chicano studies. She currently works at the University of New Mexico’s Women’s Resource Center as the Community Outreach Coordinator assisting student employees with community-based projects and teaching self-care workshops to local youth focusing within a harm-reduction framework. Reina is an active poet in her community. She is continuously inspired by her family, and hopes to utilize her writing and visual art to connect herself and others through creatively amplifying the importance of identity, introspection, and empowerment.