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Poetic Justice: Speaking Their Names

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

| 10-20
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The National Coalition of 100 Black Women honors the legacy of Maya Angelou with an evening of social justice–infused poetry and spoken word performance. This year’s program, “Speaking Their Names,” honors women (and men) who have suffered social injustice, including police brutality and domestic violence, and empowers women to take action. Includes performances by Toni Blackman, Sheikia Norris “Purple Haze,” Christine “Phya Startah” Gilliam, Barbara Bethea, and Robyn Baxter “IBePoet,” as well as special guest Valerie Bell, mother of Sean Bell. This event honors the group Art Girl Army and is produced by Def Poetry co-founder Deborah Pointer.

Tickets are $20.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/poetic-justice-speaking-their-28-namesa-tribute-to-dr-maya-angelou-tickets-31458592497

Photo caption/credit: Toni Blackman. Photo courtesy of the artist

 

Details

Date:
February 23
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost:
10-20
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/poetic_justice_speaking_their_names_february_2017

Organizer

Brooklyn Museum
Phone:
718-501-6354
Email:
Website:
http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/calendar/event/7118