Wa Na Wari, the Central District Forum for Ideas and Langston present:
A Space to Rest with The Nap Ministry*
A Black and African Diaspora Online Experience
*Based in Atlanta, Georgia, The Nap Ministry: @thenapministry is an organization that examines rest as a form of resistance by curating safe spaces for the community to rest via Collective Napping Experiences, immersive workshops, and performance art installations.
Sunday, August 2, 2pm-3:30pm PT
Tricia Hersey, founder of The Nap Ministry, will hold space for collective silence, daydreaming, and a moment of deep connection to our Ancestors as we celebrate the importance of centering rest as part of our liberation. Join us as we engage with text, images, and collective rest as we imagine what it feels like to be rested and free.
About Tricia Hersey and The Nap Ministry:
Tricia Hersey is a Chicago native living in Atlanta with over 20 years of experience collaborating with communities as a performance artist, theater maker, spiritual director, and community organizer. She is the founder of The Nap Ministry, an organization that examines rest as a form of resistance by curating safe spaces for the community to rest via Collective Napping Experiences, immersive workshops, and performance art installations. Her research interests include black liberation theology, womanism, somatics, and cultural trauma. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University. Tricia’s work as a community activist and artist has been seen with Chicago Public Schools, School of the Art Institute Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, United States Peace Corps, and Google Chicago and universities nationwide.
On Instagram: @thenapministry