FYAH Open Mic Series..The Radical King

Date & Time

127 days ago

Neighborhood

Boerum Hill

Description

A new monthly Open Mic series for social justice with a King Holiday Tribute: STAND UP FOR THE RADICAL KING! Young artist from all over the New York Metropolitan area will share their music poetry, music, comedy, video/film, and/or dance for justice, and the Dr. Martin Luther King beyond "I Have A Dream" - Non-violent resistance to the Anti-War/Poor People's Movement Dr. King that spoke truth to power and paid the ultimate sacrifice. Join the FUREEous Youth as they explore the relevance of the Radical Dr. King in the tumultuous times of 21st Century activism. The evening's open mic will be hosted by FRANTASIA FRYER, and followed by a short panel discussion moderated by member MESSIAH STITH. Both FUREEousYouth Leaders. The FUREEousYouth Arts House [FYAH] Open Mic Series is a montly showcase of youth talent highlighting the various challenges to young people in public housing and beyond. Topics such as suicide prevention, police harassment & brutality, gun and domestic violence, LGBTQ rights and activism are explored with raw honesty and hope. Following each monthly performance FYAH members facilitate a youth town hall meeting to address the issues presented that evening. Food and drink can be purchased at cafe .  Monthly Themes for 2018: January - King legacy 2018 February - Black History iMarch - Women’s History April - National Poetry Month - Songs of Freedom May - The Legacy of Malcolm X June - Queer Pride FUREEousYouth and the FYAH Open Mic Series is a program of FUREE [Families United for Racial & Economic Equailty] http://furee.org/

tags: art, socialjustice, performance, blacklives, openmic