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About Journey Woman

img_9912OBJECTIVE:
To utilize my life experiences gained through travel and introspective philosophy as an African woman to convey important messages for the enlightenment andupliftment of humanity.
E-mail: chioma@journeywomanchi.com

EDUCATION
Howard University
2009-Present
PhD Political Science

Howard University
2007 – 2009
M.A. African Studies (concentration Art, Literature and Language)

The George Washington University
1997-2001
B.A. Sociology (Human Services) and Creative Writing

Organizations:

The Saartjie Project Collective, Theatre Company Member (www.thesaartjieproject.org)
Igbo Kwenu!, Founding Director and Editor in Chief of e-zine (www.igbokwe.org)
Wise Fool New Mexico Theatre Company, Associate Member (www.wisefoolnm.org )
Tribe Phoenix Poetry Collective, Member (www.tribephoenix.org or http://www.myspace.com/tribephoenix )

Workshops:

Introduction to Creative Writing, Spring 1998
Poetry I&II, Fall 1998 and Spring 2001
Playwriting I&II, Spring 1999 and Spring 2000
Fiction I, Fall 1999

Public Service:

Creative Writing Project with the Santa Fe Art Institute in local middle schools, 2007
Creative Arts After-school Program, Spoken Word Instructor, 2006
Conducted Creative Writing Workshops for Youth In the Know, Summer 2005
Co-Created and co-hosted Black August Community Talent Competition, 2002
Conducted Creative Writing Workshops for “Take Your Daughters to Work Conference”, 2002
Literature tutor for after school program at the Marie Reed Elementary School, 2000
Conducted Creative Writing Workshops for the elderly of St. Mary’s Court Nursing Home, 1999

Languages: English, French and Igbo

PERFORMANCES

The Saartjie Project Washington DC August 2008 – Present
The Saartjie Project Collective
Performer

Enough is Enough: Stop Hate Crime Washington, DC November 2007
Hip Hop Caucus
Performance Poet

Rally to Save Women’s Lives Washington, DC October 2007
and 10th Anniversary of Millions Women March
Performance Poet, Vocalist and Speaker

October Coalition: World Bank Protests Washington, DC October 2007
Performance Poet, Vocalist and Speaker

Mentors in Minority Education (MOMIE) Washington, DC September 2007
After School Fundraiser
Libation Vocal Offerings

House of Ngolo Mt. Rainier, MD July 2007
Connecting to Africa Fundraiser
Mistress of Ceremony and Performance Poet/Vocalist

United States Social Forum Atlanta, GA June 2007
Performance Poet, Vocalist and Speaker

SisterSong “Let’s Talk About Sex” Conference Chicago, IL May 2007
Tribe Phoenix Collective Poet

Austin Woman’s Film, Music and Literary Festival Music Roster Austin, TX April 2007
Performance Poet and Vocalist

Women for Reproductive Health Washington, DC April 2007
Tribe Phoenix Collective Poet

A Cabaret of Metamorphosis Santa Fe, NM April 2007
Performance Poet and Vocalist

V-Day Cabaret Santa Fe, NM March 2007
Tribe Phoenix Collective Poet

Vagina Monologues (by the V-Day Campaign) Santa Fe, NM March 2007
Performer for a piece entitled “Islamabad”

Tribe Phoenix Performances Northern New Mexico June 2006 – Present
For full listing of performed shows, visit http://www.tribephoenix.org

Baggage Santa Fe, NM April and May 2006
Actor and Vocalist

Amnesty International’s Afternoon of Performance and Education Washington, DC December 2005
Performance Poet

PUBLICATIONS

The Black Agenda Report, October 2008
“Northcom, Africom and Other Threats,”
http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=864&Itemid=1

The Black Commentator, December 2007
“Strategic Usage of Arts Activism: AFRICOM Policy Review”
http://www.blackcommentator.com/257/257_student_writers_corner_africom_oruh.html

Pambazuka News, October 2007
“Remembering Biafra: A Literary Review”
http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/books/44150

UnMastered, 2007
Tribe Phoenix Poetry Collective CD Project

Journey Woman Blog, 2006 – 2007
http://www.journeywomanchi.com

Quarter Full by Chioma Oruh
Self Published, 2005

Donc: A Peace Corps Benin Collective, 2001-2003
Poems: “Am I A Revolutionary”; “Trivial Pursuit”; “Peace Corpse”

The GW Hatchet, 1997-2001
Various Articles Published
http://www.gwhatchet.com (search Chioma Oruh)

The Parkmont Poetry Festival Anthology, 1997
Poem: “Essence of Music”

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