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SAYS Showcase: Hip Hop, Spoken Word, & Poetry

Using poetry for healing, community building, bringing people together
Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:30pm
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Sacramento Area Youth Speaks (SAYS), home of the National Youth Poet Laureate, is a social justice movement based at UC Davis that empowers youth and transforms education by creating platforms for critical literacy, access to higher education, youth voice and civic engagement. In this special SHAPE collaboration, SAYS partners with UC Davis Chicano Studies students, local hip hop artists and poets to shine a light on spoken word as a bridge to unite, embrace, and improve the bonds of community.  Featuring hosts Patrice Hill and Denisha Coco Blossom and DJ Lady Char.

This performance is being presented as part of SHAPE (Science, Humanities and Arts: Process and Engagement), an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded program in which UC Davis students encounter the humanities, arts, and sciences integrated to express and examine the power each holds as a means of responding to our world.

Event Info

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 7:30pm
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre