HomeGirls: Makers of Words and Worlds, Makers of Culture
Jane Addams Hull-House Museum celebrates the legacy of Jane Addams, who was once called "Public Enemy #1" and "The Most Dangerous Woman in America" by the FBI, with a concert of poetry that features and celebrates women who might be considered "dangerous." These artists, scholars, activists and organizers all speak truth to power, share a fierce determination to challenge the status quo and inspire us to imagine a better, more just future.
Featuring: Mayda Del Valle (Def Poetry on Broadway, LA via Chicago); Bassey Ikpi (Def Poet, Washington DC via Nigeria); Marty McConnell (Def Poet, Brooklyn via Chicago); Kelly Tsai (Def Poet, Brooklyn via Chicago); Lauren Whitehead (YouthSpeaks, Bay Area via Chicago); Angel Nafis (Brave New Voices, Ann Arbor, MI); Anna West (Co-founder of Louder Than A Bomb: The Chicago Teen Poetry Festival).
Recorded Friday, February 15, 2008 at Jane Addams Hull-House Museum.