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A Night With Mama Sol

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June 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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How Do Activism, Music, and Education Occupy the Same Space? Let's Discuss. Let's Listen.
This event is free to attend, but please REGISTER before 3:00PM on Monday, June 19th via Eventbrite To Save Your Seat!
This Juneteenth, you are invited to an evening of conversation, poetry, music, and visioning as we welcome hip-hop and spoken word artist, Mama Sol.
Born and raised in Flint, Michigan, Mama Sōl is no stranger to adversity, yet she remains on a constant mission to see, bear and be Light! She has made motivating and assisting people her life’s work. Sōl’s distinct style of delivery combines her love of lyrics, rhyme and music with her love for youth. She electrifies audiences, urging them to see beyond their circumstances, to choose solutions over excuses. Counteracting the negativity often associated with hip-hop, Sōl uses her extraordinary gift and passion for words to encourage others towards self-love, uplifting perspectives, and greater purpose.
Sol will be joined in conversation by Yodit Mesfin Johnson. She serves as President & CEO of Nonprofit Enterprise at Work (NEW); and is the founder of Black Men Read (BMR), a storytelling program for youth that uplifts Black men, all children and the powerful stories of the African diaspora. Yodit’s work is at the intersections of racial & economic justice and liberatory practices for women and Black, Indigenous and Other People of Color.
Be ready for an evening of interactive conversation with Mama Sol and Yodit, as well as live music and poetry.
This evening is curated by Michigan nonprofit organizations: Title Track and The Amplify Project. It is co-hosted by The Ark and CultureVerse. Our generous sponsor is the Washtenaw Intermediate School District. This event is further amplified by the efforts of Jamall Bufford of Washtenaw My Brother’s Keeper (WMBK).


June 19 2023
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6:30 PM
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7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The Ark
316 S. Main
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 United States
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