Strong Hands Stop Violence
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
The name Strong Hands Stop Violence comes from the collective Art Project. Participants of Poetry Night are invited to dip their hands in orange and blue paint and press on a canvas to signify standing together to eliminate violence against women and girls.
Art as healing trauma is a strong foundation of the work ONWA does, addressing violence from perspectives rooted in cultural teachings. ONWA is committed to supporting communities and providing hope to those on their healing journey.
ANNUAL EVENT - NOVEMBER 25
Each year, the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA) hosts Poetry Nights across Ontario to raise awareness of violence against women in support of the United Nations International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women’s #orangetheworld campaign.
Poets, storytellers, writers and spoken word artists are invited to help raise awareness of violence against Indigenous women and girls by participating in this virtual event. Poetry Night includes readings from both emerging and established poets, live musical performances, and a collective art project.
Poetry Night provides an opportunity to create a space where Indigenous women and families can gather and celebrate their shared strength and resiliency. Art as healing trauma is a strong foundation of the work ONWA does, addressing violence from perspectives rooted in cultural teachings. ONWA is committed to supporting communities and providing hope to those on their healing journey.
6TH ANNUAL POETRY NIGHT
HONOURING THE VOICE AND LEGACY OF LEE MARACLE
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Thursday, November 25, 2021
VIRTUALLY through Zoom
Join us for featured readings from both emerging and established poets, and live musical performances.
Door prizes will be drawn during the event. A 5-year anniversary Poetry Book and an "Prevention Tree" art kit will be mailed to participants who register before Sunday, November 14, 2021.
We were honoured to feature poet Al Hunter, and the musical performances of Keith Secola, Jamie Labrador and Jasmine McGuire.
Collective Mindfulness Poem
from Poetry Night 2018 - Thunder Bay
Close your eyes
Put a berry in your mouth
Take a moment
Appreciate the little things
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