Get Down Session with John Carlos

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 @ 7:00pm

Event Info




1104 Center, Columbia College

1104 S. Wabash Ave.





Young Chicago Authors

This event is taking place as part of the 2012 Louder Than a Bomb Festival. To see learn more about the competition as a whole and other events taking place, click here.

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

John Carlos, former track and field athlete and professional football player, won the bronze-medal in the 200 meters at the 1968 Summer Olympics and known for his raised black-gloved fist on the podium at the medal award ceremony.

Carlos will talk about his book “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment That Changed the World,” that was published this year, and have a question and answer session with the audience. The Get Down Session is the first event launching the 2012 Louder Than a Bomb Festival.

The largest of its kind in the world, Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB) is Chicago’s rapidly-growing teen poetry festival, this year taking place at various venues around Chicago beginning February 18 and continuing through to the finals on March 10, 2012. Aiming to bring teens together across racial, gang, and socio-economic lines, LTAB is a friendly competition that emphasizes self-expression and community via poetry, oral story-telling, and hip-hop spoken word.