Multi-Disciplinary Artist (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Session: Angry Black Women & Well-Intentioned White Girls: A Conversation Space on Race in Rural and Other Communities (Friday 3:45 – 5:00pm)
Amoke Kubat is a multi-disciplined artist. Amoke uses writing to speak truth to power and hold a position of wellness in an America sick with inequalities and inequities. “Missing Mama: My Story of Loss, Sorrow and Healing “ is her self published memoir. “Angry Black Woman & Well Intentioned White Girl” is her first play. Amoke is a 2019 MONKEYBEAR HARMOLODIC Puppetry fellow. In June, she completed her solo piece, “Paradise: No People Allowed, a Creation Story from a non-human perspective. Amoke is a 2019/2020 Pillsbury House NAKED STAGES fellow and is thrilled to start working on her second play, “Old Good Kit Kat & Old Good Kit Kat”. Amoke created YO MAMA and the Art of Mothering Workshops.These workshops and residencies supports the work and services of mamas who are also artists, activists and healers. YO MAMA is bringing Mother Wit, rooted in culture and lived experiences, to the discussions about Climate Change. Amoke is reclaiming an African Indigenous lens that informs Black peoples’ historical and complicated relationship with water in the United States. Amoke educates and advocates for access and increased intake of safe drinking water by hosting “Gyrating & Hydrating POP UP Water Bars in North and Northeast Minneapolis.