Tawana Honeycomb Petty performed her piece “Heal Detroit” at the "I Do Mind Dying: Live Action Mixtape" last summer.
This piece embodies her deep commitment to community-led movement building in Detroit, specifically through her work with the Detroit People’s Water Board and Detroiters Resisting Emergency Management.
This video of Tawana Honeycomb Petty is produced by Emergence Media, filmed and edited by Tim Jagielo.
Emergence presented the "I Do Mind Dying" Live Action Mixtape on July 19, 2014 at Detroit's New Center Park. The event was hosted by and featured performances from Invincible, Miz Korona, and Tunde Olaniran.
Tawana Petty is a mother, organizer, author and poet. She is a past recipient of the Spirit of Detroit Award, Women Creating Caring Communities Award, Women of Substance Award and was recognized as one of Who's Who in Black Detroit in 2013 and 2015. Her work has been featured in magazines and newspapers and she has been a featured on several radio and television programs. Tawana has performed at many prominent events across the globe, including for Broadside Press -- the nation's oldest African American publishing house.
She is the author of Introducing Honeycomb, published in 2011 and is currently working to release her second book by early 2016.
July 21: The ADA Legacy Project Tour. Eastern Market, Detroit.
August 1: 3rd Annual Sidewalk Festival of Performing Arts
August 1 (7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.): UAW Region 1 performance, 23345 Pinewood St, Warren, MI 48091.
August 8 (7:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.): The Soul Collective of Collaborative Arts. 32905 Grand River Ave, Farmington, MI
Gayelynn McKinney (drums)
Ibrahim Jones (bass)
Tony Gordon (keys)
C Sharpe and Detroit Urban Stringz (string section)
DJ Los (turntables)
“Emergence Media and Dirt Tech Reck presents…Alright!”
Thursday July 30th 6-9pm at New Center Park in Detroit
Free. All ages. Wheelchair accessible.