THE IMPACT SERIES | Speak Out Open Mic

THE IMPACT SERIES | Speak Out Open Mic

Date and Time

Aug 6, 2023 6:00 pm

Location

Columbia

6251 Mango Tree Rd, Columbia, Maryland, 21044

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Join us for a specialty open mic event THE IMPACT SERIES: Speak Out Open Mic. **Participants are encouraged to share poetry and art that centers around liberation, the prison-industrial complex, and the fight for justice! **

Tickets: $5.00 + Tax and fees online | $8.00 at the door

HOSTED BY: BLACK CHAKRA

Black Chakra is a spoken word artist, hip-hop artist, and an author whose talents have been showcased on stages across America. In his time competing in poetry slam competitions he has been a national poetry slam champion, Texas Grand Slam champion, Southern Fried slam champion and a plethora of others too long to list. Black Chakra embodies the city of Baltimore through aggressive performance and incredible writing. Next to being a talented writer what he takes the most pride in is being a youth poetry teacher for Dewmore Baltimore. He helps Baltimore youth cultivate their talent and showcase it on National stages.

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