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Conversations on Race: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

April 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

To attend in person, please register in advance for this meeting here
To attend via Zoom, please register in advance for this meeting here

Join us for an exploration of the spoken word – a strong oral tradition reaching back to Africa. Spoken word is an art form that uses voice, body movement, and rhythmic language to tell a story. 

In this session, we will discuss Amanda Gorman’s poetry and performance at President Biden’s inauguration – the most widely viewed, recent example. Check out the print, ebook, or e-audiobook versions of the poem. “Spoken Word Poetry is a performance art that can sound drastically different on page than on stage.” Digital Poet. Learn how this powerful artform can open our minds and change the ways we interact with the people and world around us. 

These ongoing conversations are a safe and welcoming place in which we explore our own privilege and biases, our questions, and continue to learn and grow by hearing each other’s stories so that we can best make a difference. It is a place for listening, conversation, and engagement.

This program will be offered in person and online via Zoom. Space is limited to join in person. To attend in person, please register in advance for his meeting here. To attend via Zoom, please register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

This program is co-sponsored by Abbot Public Library and the Marblehead Racial Justice Team.

Details

Date:
April 25
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Library Director

Venue

Meeting Room
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, 01945
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