Date and Time
Jan 17, 2020 9:00 pm
College Night hosted by Mariah Barber
Mariah Barber is a Carolina girl from the 704 and current Peace Corps volunteer between countries. She is a self-proclaimed “bag lady” & “nomad” who is claiming DC as home for a while until she returns to Latin America. She is an activist, spoken word poet, author, researcher, and sexual health educator. She is a former radio show personality with WZMB “Good Vibrations Radio” and current podcaster on “Poetically Correct” and “Attempting to find da Answers”. Barber is the founder of Beyond Your Organization LLC a company dedicated to exploring identity through workshops involving spoken word poetry and uplifting unheard voices. Her book “Of Mics & Pens; Gods & Other College Courses” covers her unique brand of womanhood through haikus, long poems and more. Riah lives for the Spanish language, hiking, QPOC, anthropology, Indian food, liberation, Earl Grey tea, thrifting, records, HIV prevention, yoga and open mic nights. She has her master’s in social behavioral & Community Health and has focused her efforts on bettering the health outcomes for women of color through storytelling with words or research.
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College Night Open Mic! A Busboys and Poetry Event Every third Friday of the month. For two hours audiences can expect a diverse chorus of college students' voices and a vast array of spoken word performers, open mic rookies, musicians, comedians and other talents from freshmen to graduate students. Each month, we feature a different college/university or an individual alumni artist. A great alternative to the college night life! The audience is open to all, college students are encouraged to share their work!