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Trans Awareness Week Keynote

Kavi Ade
Monday, November 18, 2019
6:30-7:30 PM
ECC School of Social Work Building Map
Please join this year's Transgender Awareness Week Keynote speaker, Kavi Ade, on Monday, November 18th, 6:30-7:30 pm at the School of Social Work, Room ECC (located on the first floor). To learn more about the event details, including directions to the event, please visit

Kavi Ade is a Black Trans Queer speaker, arts educator and nationally recognized poet of Afro & Indigenous Caribbean descent. Speaking on race, gender, sexuality, mental health, domestic violence, and sexual assault Kavi’s work grapples with being set at the throne of violence, and exploring the ways a body can learn to survive. Using art as resistance they create transformative dialogue that aims to combat supremacist powers and heal communities that have been harmed. Kavi has given poetry readings and keynote speeches, led workshops and spoken on panels in numerous cities and communities, including over 100 colleges and universities domestically and internationally. Kavi received the Leeway Foundation’s Transformation Award that honors “women and trans* artists and cultural producers who create art for social change, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work." More about Kavi can be found at

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Building: School of Social Work Building
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Diversity Equity and Inclusion, Food, Free, Inclusion, Lecture, LGBT, Poetry, Queer Trans Indigenous People of Color-QTIPOC, Social Justice, Trans Awareness Week-TAW
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Spectrum Center, Michigan Community Scholars Program, Residential College, Institute for Research on Women and Gender, School of Social Work, University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA), University Library, Women's Studies Department, CEW+, Department of American Culture, Trotter Multicultural Center