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How Words Saved Halim Flowers’ Life Online Event

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 6:30 p.m.

D.C. native Halim Flowers is a poet, artist, writer, activist, entrepreneur, new dad, and convicted felon who was sent to prison for life at age 16. There he discovered the power and beauty of words. Now a free man, Flowers is learning the world through this new lens. “Words, even in visual arts, formulate the way that we SEE ourselves and everything else that exists in this spinning planet with us,” he says. “I want to dive into the planet of words in our minds to express how they impact our ability to SEE how we are connected to others due to the blindness that the social constructions of Race, Class, Gender, Creed, and Sexuality has restricted our sight.”