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African American Voices for Democracy: Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop

African American Voices for Democracy: Intersection of Contemporary African American Poetry and Hip Hop

Saturday, November 12, 2022 – 6PM – 8PM

As part of WWBA’s Intersections: African American Voices of Democracy Series, New York City-based performance poet Malik Work will offer an introduction to hip hop and perform his own works. In collaboration with Westbury High School, English Dept. Chair Dr. Nicolette James will coordinate with WWBA Trustee Dr. Susan Fishbein, working with students to create and perform their own hip hop poetry.

The Community is invited to perform their own hip hop poetry at the open mic.

Malik Work is a NYC based, born and raised actor-writer-musician. He is a founding member of The Real Live Show, a groundbreaking jazz/hip hop conglomerate. He’s written and performed a hip hop musical called Verses @ Work, a one-man show that toured last year with the Public Theater, and has garnered him a nomination for Best Solo Performance at the AUDELCO Awards. His recent television credits include Broad City on Comedy Central and Blacklist: Redemption on NBC. Malik is also the voice of Planet Word, an immersive museum of the English language in Washington D.C. He’s composed and performed poetry for Webby Award-winning project People Not Property, an historic preservation and educational website for Historic Hudson Valley. He’s recently created a film interpretation of the first published African-American writer Jupiter Hammon’s An Essay on Slavery. The piece is on exhibit at Preservation Long Island’s Joseph Lloyd Manor, which is recognized as a national Literary Landmark.

Register to come to the event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GYWV_IejXCGFCgb_Y7bNIORZbdcft_c1R21WM6HKlJk/edit

Zoom link to view event: Coming Soon!

This event has a $5 suggested donation:
https://www.paypal.com/us/fundraiser/charity/2197152

Sponsored by HNY SHARP Action Grant