Friday, July 23, 2010

PAST: Celebrate Howard Zinn with "A Night of People's History Poetry & Performance" TUES, August 24th at Busboys 14th & V, 6:00pm - 8:00pm, Free!

Happy Birthday Howard Zinn!
A Night of People’s History Poetry and Performance
Tuesday, August 24th
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Free!
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Head over to Busboys and Poets this Tuesday for a night of people’s history poetry and performance in memory of the great author, educator, and activist. The Zinn Education Project will celebrate the life and legacy of our favorite professor, the late Howard Zinn, with readings and performances related to a people’s history on his birthday. In addition to poetry and other performances that reflect the voice of the people, the coordinators of the Zinn Education Project (Teaching for Change and Rethinking Schools) will share stories about teachers who are honoring Howard Zinn’s legacy by bringing a people’s history to classrooms across the country.

Performers include: Naomi Ayala, author of two books of poetry, This Side of Early and Wild Animals on the Moon; Kenneth Carroll, WETA’s 2004 Hometown Hero and author of So What: For The White Dude Who Said This Ain’t Poetry; Fred Joiner, host of Intersections at American Poetry Museum; Tierra Rich, former DC Youth Poetry Slam Team member and Duke Ellington School of the Arts alum; Dwayne Lawson Brown, co-host of The Legendary Spit Dat Open Mic and HIV/AIDS educator with Metro TeenAIDS; Sista Selah Bey, teacher and founder of RISE UP REBUILD; Andy Shallal, proprietor of Busboys and Poets; Derrick Weston Brown, poet-in-residence at Busboys and Poets; and several others.


The Zinn Education Project promotes the teaching of people’s history, with free downloadable teaching activities for middle and high school teachers across the country. Hosted by the Zinn Education Project, Teaching for Change, and Busboys and Poets.

14th & V St, NW
Metro: U St

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