Rite of Joy

Presented by Poetry for Personal Power at Pierson Auditorium, Kansas City MO

Oct 13 - 15 2022
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Rite of Joy| October 13–15, 2022 | UMKC Pierson Auditorium | Rite of Joy is a Poetry for Personal Power Mental Health and Arts wellness conference centered around Black/African American people and their experiences.

This conference will convene practitioners and peers to create opportunities for diverse communities of practice to engage in collective learning, networking, examination of research, and evidenced best practices and outcomes. It will provide a space to build Health Partner support communities across the nation dedicated to promoting and developing sustained mental health and well-being within Black/ African American communities.


1-Day Pass: $100
All-Conference Pass without Gala: $150
All-Conference Pass (including Gala and Evening Activities): $225

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  • Oct 13, 2022 at 08:00 am - 05:00 pm (Thu)
  • Oct 14, 2022 at 08:00 am - 05:00 pm (Fri)
  • Oct 15, 2022 at 08:00 am - 12:00 pm (Sat)

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This event includes special evening programming as well, including the Poetry Slam (with a $1000 prize on the line) and the JoyUs Gala.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


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Pierson Auditorium

5000 Holmes St, Kansas City, MO 64110

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