On Tuesday, May 24, we'll be officially launching the MN Activist Project with a big show at Intermedia Arts in Minneapolis. The show will feature some of my favorite local spoken-word artists each reading a piece of their own, plus a "cover" piece from another artist they respect, all around the themes of activism, organizing and community.
Performers will include Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, Jake Virden, Kirstie Kimball, Ed Bok Lee, Kevin Yang, Khary Jackson, Tish Jones, IBé and Madiba2013 (Sha Cage & e.g. bailey backed by twentythirteen), plus me and possibly some special surprise guests. Music will be provided by twentythirteen. The idea is that this show will be a spot where local activists can come and both network and recharge; these artists are all phenomenal, and I don't know about y'all, but I could use some inspiration right about now.
This will be a night of political poetry that transcends "political poetry." I'm really excited, and I hope you can make it.
The show will start at 7pm and there's a $5 suggested donation. Here's the Facebook event page and also the official Intermedia Arts page if you want to RSVP or get more details.