Community Dialogues: “Poetry Session” with Hadiya Knight

February 21, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Mānoa Campus, Online Add to Calendar

Join us for a facilitated 90 minute session during which you can engage with peers from diverse backgrounds, learn more about the use of dialogue as an effective method of communication, and practice those skills with your peers. The activities will accentuate and strengthen your understanding of conflict management and their implications for involvement with the community. ----------- About Session: We will give the space for reflection and free writing in the form of poetry or short prose. In the business that life often seems to require, it is important to take the time to breathe and express oneself in spoken, written, musical form, or with visual art. We will be taking a look at some short poems, and writing our own poems or short letters to encourage ourselves or others. ----------- About Speaker: Hadiya Knight is a native of Detroit, Michigan, and a graduate of Michigan State University, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Music in 2019. During her time at MSU, she minored in African- American & African Studies and traveled to South Africa in 2017 to conduct research on the traditional music of the Zulu and Xhosa people during a five-week study abroad trip. Hadiya was also a volunteer English teacher for Korean graduate students during her time in college, and began spending her summers teaching English as a second language online during that time. After graduating, she became a schoolteacher for three years, and spent one year as a school secretary. Hadiya is currently a Korean Flagship Master’s student in the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawai’i- Mānoa. Her most recent publication is a book of poetry entitled “Meanderings of the Mind, Melodies of My Heart”, released in May of 2023. Hadiya enjoys playing violin, traveling often, learning foreign languages, and advocating for diversity in linguistics, academia, and in the fine arts.

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Conflict and Peace Specialist, Mānoa Campus

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