The National Coalition of 100 Black Women honors Sonia Sanchez
Poetic Justice: Women, Power, Politics, and the Black Arts Movement
Thursday, February 22, 7 pm
The National Coalition of 100 Black Women honors Sonia Sanchez with an evening of social justice–infused poetry and spoken word performances, followed by a conversation with Sanchez. The evening’s readings include selections from Sanchez’s “Does Your House Have Lions?” (1995), among others.
On Thursday, February 22, 2017 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm, in the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Auditorium at the Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY the NC100BW Manhattan Chapter proudly presents its 4th Annual Spoken Word Production, Poetic Justice: Women, Power, Politics and the Black Arts Movement in tribute to Master Poet Maya Angelou honoring Master Poet, Dr. Sonia Sanchez.. This year’s event also features poets Toni Blackman and Christine Gilliam “PhyaStartah”, The powerful program begins with African drumming and dancing paying tribute to the #Metoo and Black Arts Movements. Tickets for the event are $25 each and include general admission to the Brooklyn Museum.
Poetic Justice honors and advocates for African American sisters and brothers who have suffered sexual abuse and assault, social injustices, domestic violence, oppression and discrimination. This creative platform provides exposure for Black Professional female poets and spoken word artists, as well as a venue for educating and empowering all of us.