We're in crisis—and collective action is needed in all areas, including poetically! Join us for an open mic of justice, conscious thought, spirituality, fam, real life—whatever advances the village! In the tradition of Emma Goldman’s “Mother Earth” magazine, come drop some rad “fiyah” on us, or contribute just with your presence and energy! [By the way: it’s a non-erotic venue; rather than a love/erotica evening, we focus this night on justice and other matters of life. And, almost needless to say, leave the misogyny, homophobia and other unnecessary ish outside!]
What happens when six dynamic, powerful, fire-spittin' Baltimore poets combine their spoken energies for the greater good? You get the Tubman City Collective! The TCC is arguably one of the most powerful collections of spoken word artists on the East Coast, if not nationally and is comprised of national and international slam champions Lady Brion, Black Chakra, Grim Jackson, Meccamorphosis, Slangston Hughes, and Kenneth Something. The Collective, which proudly bares the name of the great freedom fighter Harriet Tubman, is committed to being authentically black and creating art which heals and lifts up the perspective of people of the African diaspora while challenging norms and institutions that negatively impact the black community. TCC is made up of poets of diverse genders, ages, sexualities and passions, and works to ensure our whole story is represented.
Twitter: @tubmancitypoets Instagram: @tubmancity
Holdin’ it down for the evening is Analysis—poet/spoken word artist, bookseller, educator, minister, organizer, activist, consultant… Y’all know what’s up!
Twitter and Instagram: @analysisthepoet
MIC LIST OPENS AT 6:00pm!
(Mature language and themes may be involved; not suggested for younger children.)
Remember: PEACE, JUSTICE, POETRY!! Will we see you there? :)