2020 Poetry Jam: She Speaks, He Speaks, We Speak, Generations Speak (Night 2)

On September 21 and 28, 2020 at 7:00 PM, Woodie King, Jr.'s New Federal Theatre will present "2020 Poetry Jam: She Speaks, He Speaks, We Speak, Generations Speak." On both nights, three generations of outstanding African-American poets will accompany the audience on a spoken word journey. The lineup includes Mahogany L. Browne, Yusef Komunyakaa, Haki Madhabuti, jessica Care moore, Abiodun Oyewale, Sonia Sanchez, Shadenia Sivad, Quincy Troupe, Camryn Bruno, Renée McRae and Nathaniel Isiah Swanson. The program is designed to honor powerful voices, from revolutionary trailblazers to torch-bearing young artists, who invigorate today's Black verse. The evenings will be emceed and curated by Rev. Rhonda "Akanké" McLean-Nur and will also feature her along with other special guests. Director is Petronia Paley, an award winning actor, playwright and director.

Attendance is free and unlimited, but audience members must reserve by going to New Federal Theatre’s website. Donations will be gratefully accepted.