This is a teen open mic for spoken word artists, singers, rap artists, and others who want to share their voices and talents. This month features a special guest poet and teacher, Taino Brigs. Sign up to perform or come and enjoy a night of performances and music, by youth, for youth. Hosted by “Word in the Heights” alum Jilly Jillz. Calling all teens: Show off your best work at Word in the Heights!
The Washington Heights Music Fest in collaboration with W.H.A.M. will be hosting our monthly open mic at the Word Up Bookstore. All artists, poets, singers, writers and performers are invited and refreshments will be provided. All ages are welcome. Join us for the monthly Word Up Open Mic—first Fridays of the month—hosted by Jason Rosario, as all ages and persuasions gather to share, learn, and experience together.
Join us for the Q & T screening of MAJOR!, a documentary about the life of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, elder black trans woman and veteran activist for trans women of color.
“MAJOR! is more than just a biographical documentary: It’s an investigation into critical issues of how the Prison Industrial Complex represents a wide-spread and systematic civil rights violation, as well as a historical portrait of diverse LGBT communities, told with love and humor, and personalized through the lens of a vibrant and charismatic woman. Through first-person narration and innovative visual story telling, MAJOR! seeks to create a living, breathing history of a community’s struggle and resilience, as seen and experienced by those who lived it.” — www.missmajorfilm.com
The screening will be followed by a moderated discussion (moderator TBD) and refreshements.
“Burn!” starring Marlon Brando, is classic film on Caribbean revolution in colonial times, inspired by Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique and Trinidad. This film has fresh lessons for today’s liberation struggle. Discussion will follow.
Tuesday, January 26, 7:00 PM
Word Up Bookshop
2113 Amsterdam Ave.
(corner of 165 St.)
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