Ekene Ijeoma’s Black Mobility and Safety in the US course this fall will include a series of public guest lectures around living while Black. Tune in for the next event, featuring Tricia Hersey, on October 13 at 2pm.
Tricia Hersey is a teaching artist, community organizer, poet, performance artist, theater maker, and founder of The Nap Ministry, an organization that examines the liberating power of naps to address disparities in sleeping while Black. She believes that rest is a form of resistance and sleep deprivation is a racial and social justice issue. More broadly, her research interests include black liberation theology, womanist theology, somatics, healing trauma and reparations. Her work as a teaching artist, archivist assistant, community activist and trainer of arts integrated curriculum has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, Columbia College Chicago, Steppenwolf Theatre, United States Peace Corps, Google Chicago, Emory University Rare Books and Manuscript Library, and numerous community organizations and universities nationwide. Tricia Hersey holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity from Emory University, Candler School of Theology.