As part of our Black History Month observances, on February 21, the Student Action Diversity Committee will be hosting The 2nd Annual Slam Poetry XP: “Modern Psalms” at Rochester College in the RAC Theatre from 7pm-10pm.The event will feature both Christian and non-Christian artists, performing original pieces that talk about life, love, pain, suffering, and everything in-between. Like the Biblical Psalms, these poems burst with pictures of true experiences, raw and uncut.
Also, as a special part of the event, we have commissioned several poems to be written and performed that have been inspired by the paintings of Joye Ofei, a local Detroit artist who paints portaits of life in Ghana, Africa.
Proceeds from “Modern Pslams” will go to benefit That Congo Thing (TCT), a ministry that works to help a small school in the Republic of Congo educate young girls so they are not forced into prostitution.
This video from TCT founder, Emily Dickinson will tell you more:
Lashaun "Phoenix" Moore, Karrie Waarala, Ms. Cassie Poe, Kirk Latimer, Natasha "T" Miller, Gabriel Giron, Mahogany Jonz, Kinetic Affect, and more!!!
Cost: $7 before the event, $10 at the door (Tickets go on sale in the Rochester College Business office on February 1st)