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Quarterly spoken word series hosted by Birmingham artist Sharrif Simmons. Events feature an open mic for local poets and spoken word artists as well as invited guest speakers. Topics range from featured artworks to current events.

February 2016

Birmingham Speaks: Y: Voices From Birmingham’s Next Generation

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

February’s Birmingham Speaks will feature representatives from Generation Y, who will unpack the topics of expression, art, and social change in an evolving Birmingham. This month’s event is made possible through the generous support of Susie Abbott, Executive Director, Youth Leadership Forum of Birmingham.

Birmingham Speaks offers a dynamic platform for conversations about the realities and nuances of topics relevant to the city and beyond. This platform offers attendees the opportunity to participate in the conversation by asking their own questions and to join the panelists in examining this topic.

Panelists include:

Omari Jazz, Musician, DJ, Provocateur
Josselyn Cruz, Senior at G.W. Carver High School
Tomeka Frieson, Junior at JCIB
Evie Morton, Sophomore at Homewood High School
Sam Newton, Senior at Indian Springs School
Jynae K. Jones, SGA President, Miles College
Moderators: Max Rykov and Sharrif Simmons

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