Ghanaian poet Apiorkor Seyiram Ashong-Abbey will be performing at the Salama Circle slated for Wednesday, October 21, 2020.
The programme will take place at 5 PM UTC – 6:30 PM UTC.
Apiorkor is an award-winning Ghanaian-American poet, writer, literary critic, media practitioner and versatile creative.
She is a production executive at Accra-based Citi 97.3 FM and Citi TV and also the host of Diplomatic Licence on Citi TV.
Hosted by Beyoncé Mass and Scarritt Bennett Center, Salama Circle Festival is an intentional respite and safe space for Black women all over the globe to soar, to be free to express emotion and release pain, and anger for the sake of healing.
Salama Circles is a four-part series that invites Black women all over the globe to directly address issues of grief, joy, pleasure, and burden by engaging in conversation about the intersectional realities that Black women face daily, and how they impact particular kinds of trauma and exclusion.
Salama Circles will also offer resources and models of healing that allow Black women to reclaim joy and pleasure as mechanisms of liberation. This event is free and open to Black women across the globe.
‘Salama’ is a Swahili word that means safety. It has a historical etymological relationship with the Hebrew word, shalom (peace), the Arabic, salaam (a greeting), and Portuguese salamo (flying or soaring).
The word points to the freedom that comes with being safe as you enter and dwell in a particular space or community.
It will be hosted by Rev. Yolanda Norton, Beyoncé Mass with Rev. Cherisna Jean-Marie of the Scarritt Bennett Center as the facilitator.
To register, visit https://bit.ly/octobersalama