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February 2017
10-20

Poetic Justice: Speaking Their Names

February 23 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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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…

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