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WHEN – Saturday, March 28.  3-5 p.m.
WHERE – Smithsonian's National Postal Museum, located across the street from Union Station
                2 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, DC, 20002
CONTACT PERSON – Emily Murgia, 201-633-5528,
ACCESSIBILITY – ASL Interpretation Provided
Spoken Word Poetry Event - Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Saturday, March 28 | 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Featuring Current World Champions of Youth Slam Poetry
Join us at the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum on Saturday, March 28 as Split This Rock's DC Youth Slam Team ( performs spoken word poetry focusing on issues of social justice. The program is free and open to the public; no reservations are required.  ASL Interpretation provided.
The performance supports the museum's new exhibit "Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights," ( the museum's first exhibition devoted entirely to African American history and marks 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery throughout the United States. The exhibition, open through Feb. 15, 2016, chronicles the African American experience through the perspective of stamps and mail.
Complimenting and extending the stories told in the Freedom exhibit, the DC Youth Slam Team highlights the writing, performance and public speaking skills of teens from all over the D.C. With these credentials, the team uses spoken word poetry to teach and empower youth to speak up about issues of social justice in grand fashion. A program of the nonprofit Split This Rock, the DC Youth Slam Team won 1st place at the 2014 Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival, making them the current world champions of youth slam poetry.

Deaf poetry

Thursday, April 4, 2013 at 8:00pm

Mianba Productions with producers Michelle A. Banks and Richard D. Graham Jr. is proud to present In Sight and Sound: Live De(a)f Poetry II and it’s return due to popular demand, to bridge the gap between hearing and deaf communities as well as ethnic, political and lifestyle boundaries by bringing a unique and diverse group of artists together to perform their poetry about love, lifestyle, passion and politics in American Sign Language and spoken word with performances by Monifa Lemons-Jackson, Mervin Primeaux, Dyone Mitchell, E-Baby, Chad Willman, Jill Sege, Kavon Ward, Kosi, Kriston Pumphrey, Michelle Banks, Nat Plu, Richard Graham, Teraca Florence and Tricia Wenda Alleyne. The show also includes live dance performances by Ameena Dayo, ReVonte Bradley, Tara Miles and Wade Green. Music provided by the talented DJ SupaLee and hip hop performances by D.Wayz with Aarron Loggins and Prinz-D The First Deaf Rapper.

In Sight and Sound is more than a performance but an experience in Poetry, Dance and Music that you will have not seen before with a theatrical flair while interpretation for both deaf and hearing audience members in American Sign Language and spoken English. The mission of In Sight and Sound: Live De(a)f Poetry is to creatively bring together the Deaf and hearing worlds through visual and audio media entertainment.

Not recommended for children under 18

Get tickets to In Sight and Sound: Live De(a)f Poetry 2

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