Friday Cultural Showcases
Black Women's Blueprint presents
Surviving the Mic: A Black Feminist Poetic Dialogue
Doors open at 4:30pm, show begins at 5pm, Ballroom
Performers: Sherina Rodriguez (Obsidian Blues), Kamaya Thompson, Nikki Patin, Lakeesha Harris, Piper Anderson, and e. nina jay
Directors: Piper Anderson and Nikki Patin
“Won’t you celebrate with me?”
Doors open at 9:30pm; Show begins at 10pm, Grant ABC
won't you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed.
Come experience the beauty and power of survival! Hear our voices, see our bodies, acknowledge the variety and fierceness of our living histories and presences. Watch dancers, singers, comedians, poets, healers, and more artistic performers share our fullness and celebrate the many artistic ways that we celebrate and shine. In the spirit of Lucille Clifton’s powerful words, won’t you come celebrate with us? Performer list coming soon!
Performers: Melissa Du Prey, Kay Ulanday Barrett, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Allegra Dolores, NIC Kay and Benji, Dark Matter, and Zizi from YEPP.
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