Joni Renee Whitworth

September 25, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Virtual - see event details

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About the speaker

Joni Renee Whitworth (they/them) is a poet and community organizer from rural Oregon. They have performed at The Moth, the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art alongside Marina Abramovic. They are the founder of queer artist collective Future Prairie and local business Mint & Mirth. Joni served as the inaugural Artist in Residence at Portland Parks and Recreation and was recently named a 2020 Queer Hero by the Gay & Lesbian Archives of the Pacific Northwest. Their writing explores themes of nature, future, family, and the neurodivergent body, and has appeared in Lambda Literary, Tin House, and elsewhere.

Jolie Brownell (she/her) is a 20 year old, award-winning Poet, Speaker and Author of “Me Too.” Jolie is currently a junior at Loyola Marymount University where she is majoring in Women and Gender Studies and minoring in African American Studies and Sociology. In her free time, you can find Jolie dancing to Beyonce, writing articles for AGENCY, illustrating, and Facetiming friends.

Additional details

This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom and Joni’s talk will not be recorded or available to watch afterward. Please join us that morning if you’d like to hear from them. :)

👌An ASL/English interpreters can be provided for this talk.

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