October 30, 2018
07.30pm - 08.30pm
Voices of a People’s History of the United States brings to life the extraordinary history of ordinary people who built the movements for social justice in the United States. By giving public expression to rebels, dissenters, and visionaries from our past—and present—VOICES seeks to educate and inspire a new generation working for social justice.
Featuring performances by:
Staceyann Chin, spoken word poet, performing artist and LGBTQ activist; Rosal Colon, best known for playing Ouija on the Netflix series Orange is the New Black; Kathy Engel, poet, educator, social justice activist and co- founder of numerous organizations and projects including MADRE, the international women’s human rights group.Mariposa María Teresa Fernández, Puerto Rican poet and performance artist born and raised in the Bronx; Jesús Papoleto Melendez, poet and playwright, and one of the founding poets of the Nuyorican poetry movement; Martha Redbone, multi award-winning musician and songstress celebrated for her tasty gumbo of roots music embodying the folk and country sounds in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky mixed with the eclectic grit of her years in pre-gentrified Brooklyn, with Aaron Whitby, a London-born producer, composer/songwriter and pianist, and longtime collaborator with Martha Redbone.
$10 Tickets Online https://www.nuyorican.org/event/1775247-voices-peoples-history-new-york/
$15 At the Door