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Artists, poets, and cultural workers have always been on the forefront of social movements. Giving voice to our experiences is an opportunity to speak truth to power. The world we need and want to live in is going to require us to exercise our creative muscles to build it, and this class is your workout.
This class will open for registration on 12/7.
CORRECTION: Nikkita Oliver’s bio on Hugo House’s Meet the Teachers page and digital course catalog were edited on 11/15/2021 to reflect Oliver’s correct pronouns. Oliver’s bio in the winter 2022 print catalog was erroneously re-printed from 2020 and does not reflect their correct pronouns; this was an error on our part for which we sincerely apologize.
Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.
If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.
If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.
If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.
Nikkita Oliver (they/them) is a Seattle-based creative, community organizer, abolitionist, educator, and attorney. Working at the intersections of arts, law, education, and community organizing Nikkita strives to create experiences which draw us closer to our humanity and invites us to imagine what we hope to see in the future.
Nikkita has opened for Cornel West and Chuck D of Public Enemy, featured on the Breakfast Club, KUOW's The Week in Review, Cut Stories, and performed on The Late Night Show with Stephen Colbert. Nikkita's writing has been published in the South Seattle Emerald, Crosscut, the Establishment, Last Real Indians, The Seattle Weekly, and The Stranger. Nikkita organizes with No New Youth Jail, Decriminalize Seattle, Covid-19 Mutual Aid - Seattle, and the Seattle Peoples Party.
Nikkita is the executive director of Creative Justice, an arts-based alternative to incarceration and a healing engaged youth-led community-based program.
Nikkita was the first political candidate of the Seattle Peoples Party running for Mayor of Seattle in 2017 narrowly missing the general election by approximately 1,100 votes; coming in third of 21 candidates.
Nikkita speaks and performs for events, at universities and conferences, and facilitates trainings on equity, law and justice, education, and arts activism all over the United States.
Follow on IG and Twitter @nikkitaoliver