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The Voice of the Black Community
Family First Presented by Novant Health: Poetry in Action
Family Fun
Date: March 2, 2019
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Location: Show map
The Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
551 South Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28202

Contact: Guest Services
Phone: 7045473700
Email: info@ganttcenter.org
Site: http://www.ganttcenter.org/calendar/family-first-march-2019/

In collaboration with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Community Read this in-depth workshop led by members of Guerilla Poets, participants will explore the comparison between the film The Hate U Give to the music and poetry of Tupac Shakur. What did Tupac mean by "Thug Life?" and how do perceptions influence our realities?

There will be a poetry exercise based on self-reflection and an art exercise on the dichotomy of Jean-Michel Basquiat’s abstract art (defining our individual reality).

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