YWCA Bellingham Leadership Breakfast 2021

Friday, November 19, 2021
7:30 – 9:00 am
Virtual Event – Zoom

Featuring Rena Priest, Washington State Poet Laureate
Flo Simon and Kirsten Barron, Masters of Ceremony

The Virtual Leadership Breakfast is a fundraiser to support programs of the YWCA Bellingham, including critical emergency and permanent supportive housing for women experiencing homelessness.

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The meek shall inherit the earth
and what shall we do with it,
but set about putting aside our
- Rena Priest

Rena Priest is the current Washington State Poet Laureate (2021-2023) and an enrolled member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation. She is a Vadon Foundation Fellow, and recipient of an Allied Arts Foundation Professional Poets Award. Her debut poetry collection, Patriarchy Blues (MoonPath Press 2017) received an American Book Award and her most recent collection, Sublime Subliminal was a finalist with Floating Bridge Press’s annual chapbook award (2018). A former National Geographic Explorer (2018-2020) and a Jack Straw Writer (2019), Rena holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.

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