Friday, May 13, 2011

MN Activist Project Launch Party on 5/24 at Intermedia Arts

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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.

For those who don't know, the MN ACTIVIST PROJECT is a database of progressive activist organizations in the Twin Cities, a hub for resources, toolkits and conversations, and a promotional campaign with the goal of getting more Minnesotans involved in organizing and activism.  We're launching now, but the site will be a constant work in progress, and I'd like to continue having "launch" parties throughout the year.  Check it out.

1 comment:

Guante said...

I'll be talking about the MN Activist Project at Fifth Element's "Network and Parlay" on Thursday at 7pm too.