September 21 | 6:00-9:00pm, September 24 | 7:00-9:00pm, September 25 | 7:00-10:00pm
Opening Gala, Company House, Kenneth C. Rowe Hall
Rebecca Thomas is a Nova Scotia-based Indigenous slam poet. She is the current Poet Laureate for Halifax who works in Student Services and provides Indigenous Support.
Rebecca serves as an ambassador to her community and an advocate for literacy. She says that, “Poetry can give a voice to the voiceless. Poetry can make a powerless person feel powerful. This is why I speak.”
Rebecca’s goal is to raise awareness and educate people about the history of First Nations people within Halifax and the issues her community faces today. She also is active in supporting youth engagement and diversity education with the use of her skills in poetry.
Rebecca will be performing her spoken word works at Prismatic 2016 and will be part of the TALK. Prismatic is honoured to have Halifax’s Poet Laureate take such an active role in Prismatic 2016.