Symposium Event Mixes Activism, Hip Hop


The School of Kinesiology is co-sponsoring, “Poetic Storytelling: A Spoken Word Performance on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice on the College Campus,” on Friday, January 23. This is one of many events that are part of the University of Michigan’s 28th annual MLK Symposium.

“Poetic storytelling” will feature First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts Learning Community, a groundbreaking collective of spoken word poets, emcees, dancers, singers, actors, and hip hop artist-scholars and activists who are students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Event details: Friday, January 23, 2015 7:00-9:00pm Rackham Auditorium 915 E. Washington

The performance will reveal the tensions, dilemmas, and opportunities that emerge on a college campus that aspires to be demographically diverse and fully inclusive. The “talk back” following the performance will aim to spark energy and community conversation around the topics of social justice and equity as they relate to the University of Michigan’s ongoing mission to promote diversity.