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Engaging Education presents: SPEAKER BLOWOUT!
Date Wednesday May 21
Time 8:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location Details
UC Santa Cruz Porter Dining Hall (Located in Porter College, across from College 8 on the Westside of the UCSC campus)
Event Type Other
Organizer/AuthorJustine and Danielle
Emailprogramming [at] engagingeducation.org
Phone831.459.1743
Address 1156 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95064
SPEAKER BLOWOUT is an annual UCSC event organized by students to create social, cultural, and political awareness surrounding issues that affect our communities. Previous speakers for this event [including Jesse Jackson, Bobby Seale, Saul Williams, and Chuck D] have addressed issues regarding race and access to education.

WHO WILL BE SPEAKING AND PERFORMING AT THIS YEAR'S SPEAKER BLOWOUT??

ISE LYFE, performer/activist/spoken word artist coming out of Oakland, California!

“…He might someday take over Mos Def’s mantle as Hip-Hop’s activist poet laureate”
–Seattle Weekly

Ise fuses Spoken Word and Hip Hop to deconstructing the facade of dominant narratives. Rising from the streets of Oakland, California, Ise has been featured in Youth Speaks National Poetry Slam and Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam on HBO!!

Striving to prevent youth from following the same

Ise also co-founded the P.O.W.E.R. Movement, an Oakland-based organization that addresses the educational, social and political needs of young people, among being involved in several other community organizations serving under-resourced youth.

AND!!!

REBEL DIAZ, progressive hip-hop group based out of Chicago and currently residing in New York!

Rebel Diaz - the in-your-face trio out of Chicago mix strong political statements with their dynamic flow and character. This opportunity to speak to the masses began as a direct extension of their political work in the South Bronx, where they currently organize around immigration, education and housing issues.

Today, Rebel Diaz travels throughout the world performing and organizing, using Hip Hop as a tool for education and social change.

MAY 21st, 2008
DOORS OPEN AT 8:30PM
PORTER DINING HALL

$1 DONATIONS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE e^2 SCHOLARSHIP FUND!

PRIZE DRAWING FOR AN IPOD MINI AND MORE!
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