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'Why Black Lives Matter' by Nikkita Oliver

October 28, 2015

Nikkita Oliver is a Seattle-based creative, teaching artist, mentor and organizer. She is an attorney in Washington State and is currently completing a Masters of Education at the University of Washington. She is the 2014 Seattle Poetry Slam (SPS) Grand Slam Champion, the 2012 and 2013 SPS Women of the World Poetry Slam representative, a three-time SPS national team member and is coaching the SPS national team for the second time.

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Currently, Oliver is a writer-in-residence with Writers in the Schools at Washington Middle School, leads writing workshops with Arts Corps at Garfield High School and is a teaching artist and mentor artist with Creative Justice, an arts-based youth diversion program that provides alternatives to incarceration for youth who are court-involved. Her writing has been included in various online publications such as South Seattle Emerald and the Christena Cleveland blog. She believes that all people have a little creative living inside of them. We all just need the space to feel free enough to experiment and express our heART.



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