“The Power of Public Art” by Shawn Dunwoody Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
As a multi-disciplinary Artist, Dunwoody has established cutting edge and creative designs in various forms. With a “stay creative” attitude Dunwoody aims to integrate people’s needs, the possibilities of technology, and the genius of great experiences. Dunwoody asserts that creativity inspires and plays on one’s curiosity which makes people want to hear, learn, and engage more.
Spoken Word Performance by Elizabeth Acevedo Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Raised in NYC, Acevedo infuses her poetry with her Dominican parents’ bolero and her beloved city’s tough grit. With a BA in Performing Arts and an MFA in Creative Writing she has performed on BET, Mun2, and Madison Square Garden as well as at the South Africa’s State Theatre. Acevedo is a National Slam Champion and the 2016 Women of the World Poetry Slam representative for Washington, D.C. Her manuscript, Blessed Fruit & Other Origin Myths, was a finalist for “Yes Yes Books” chapbook poetry prize and will be published in September 2016.
“Express Yaself” by SASI (Students Against Social Injustice) Thursday, February 25th, 2016
An expo of student expression: Mediums of poetry, dance, visual art, skit, rap, spoken word, and singing all centered on the idea of a revolutionary movement are welcome. Performances can be in association with the idea of social justice as well. Please join us for this informative and interactive experience.