Tag Archives: Word Up Community Bookshop

Open Mic Night at Word Up, Hosted by Jason Rosario

Calling all writers, performers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds! Join us for the monthly Washington Heights Music Festival & Verdadero Entertainment —first Fridays of the month. Presented by Verdadero Entertainment (Jason Rosario). All ages and persuasions, gather to share, learn, and experience together. Suggested donation: $10

¡Se hace un llamado a todos los escritores, raperos, músicos, oradores, bailarines y artistas de todo tipo! Unanse a nuestro micrófono abierto—cada primer viernes de mes. Esta es una colaboración entre Verdadero Entertainment (Jason Rosario). Individuos de todas edades y persuasiones pueden juntarse a compartir, aprender y vivir una experiencia en grupo. Donación sugerida: $10

Open Mic Night at Word Up, Hosted by Jason Rosario

Calling all writers, performers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds! Join us for the monthly Washington Heights Music Festival & Verdadero Entertainment —first Fridays of the month. Presented by Verdadero Entertainment (Jason Rosario). All ages and persuasions, gather to share, learn, and experience together. Suggested donation: $10

¡Se hace un llamado a todos los escritores, raperos, músicos, oradores, bailarines y artistas de todo tipo! Unanse a nuestro micrófono abierto—cada primer viernes de mes. Esta es una colaboración entre Verdadero Entertainment (Jason Rosario). Individuos de todas edades y persuasiones pueden juntarse a compartir, aprender y vivir una experiencia en grupo. Donación sugerida: $10

Open Mic Night at Word Up, Hosted by Jason Rosario

Calling all writers, performers, musicians, orators, dancers, and artists of all kinds! Join us for the monthly Washington Heights Music Festival & Verdadero Entertainment —first Fridays of the month. Presented by Verdadero Entertainment (Jason Rosario). All ages and persuasions, gather to share, learn, and experience together. Suggested donation: $10

¡Se hace un llamado a todos los escritores, raperos, músicos, oradores, bailarines y artistas de todo tipo! Unanse a nuestro micrófono abierto—cada primer viernes de mes. Esta es una colaboración entre Verdadero Entertainment (Jason Rosario). Individuos de todas edades y persuasiones pueden juntarse a compartir, aprender y vivir una experiencia en grupo. Donación sugerida: $10

Reading: “MOTHERHOOD SO WHITE” by Nefertiti Austin at Word Up

In America, Mother = White. That’s what Nefertiti, a single African American woman, discovered when she decided she wanted to adopt a Black baby boy out of the foster care system. Eager to finally join the motherhood ranks, Nefertiti was shocked when people started asking her why she wanted to adopt a “crack baby” or said that she would never be able to raise a Black son on her own. She realized that American society saw motherhood through a white lens, and that there would be no easy understanding or acceptance of the kind of family she hoped to build.

Motherhood So White is the story of Nefertiti Austin‘s fight to create the family she always knew she was meant to have and the story of motherhood that all American families need now. In this unflinching account of her parenting journey, Nefertiti examines the history of adoption in the African American community, faces off against stereotypes of single, Black motherhood, and confronts the reality of raising children of color in racially charged, modern-day America.
Nefertiti will be conversation with Retha Powers, a local uptown parent to Isa and August, the associate director of City College’s Publishing Certificate Program, and the director of the annual Langston Hughes Festival.

Can’t make it to the event? Order the book here: https://www.wordupbooks.com/book/9781492679011.