[UPCOMING EVENT] Shredded Words: Empowerment by the Pen
Join Rise Africa in collaboration with Towson Voices on April 22nd from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm as we celebrate National Poetry Month featuring Pages Matam and Temple University’s Poetry Collective, Babel.
Poetry has the power to give voice to both individual and group narratives. Through poetry we can narrate our daily struggles, triumphs, and everything in between. As we explore the theme of Superpowers this month, we will highlight the various roles that empowerment plays within our communities.
Pages Matam is an author, spoken word performer, and activist. You may have watched his raw performance in “Piñata" where Pages addresses rape culture. He was born in Cameroon and immigrated to the US at the age of 10, where he currently resides in the DC metropolitan area. He pursued poetry professionally even after the friction it caused for himself and his family. He realized the power of words and hopes that his art can not only entertain, but create healthy and positive dialogue as he stated in his submission to our November Feminism theme.
Babel is Temple University’s poetry collective located in North Philadelphia, PA. The group focuses not only on spoken word, but also the advancement of the arts throughout the city of Philadelphia. This group of young, fresh Temple students has made considerable growth in the recent year, by doing performances and hosting free writing workshops.
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If you’re located in the DMV area, I hope you sincerely consider joining us for this event.