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Presented by Asheville City Schools Foundation – Listening Project Live: Youth Voices on Race, Gentrification and Home

February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


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The dynamic voices of Asheville youth will be presented in the Listening Project Live: Youth Voices on Race, Gentrification and Home, a benefit event hosted by the Asheville City Schools Foundation (ACSF) and UNC Asheville, in Lipinsky Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 6 p.m. This is a ticketed event with proceeds benefitting ACSF.

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Last year, Listening Project student participants told ACSF that they want to talk about race. Students are uncomfortable with the disparities they see everyday in their classrooms and community, and they want to be part of the solution. Poet and MTV Cultural Critic, Hanif Abdurraqib, and Poet, Teaching Artist and Imagination Activist, Glenis Redmond, will moderate this powerful evening of spoken-word poetry.

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. Hanif’s poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism has been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New York Times, and MTV News, where he was a columnist. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was published in 2016 by Button Poetry and is a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award for Poetry.

Glenis Redmond is grounded in many worlds: Poetry, The Teaching Arts and Imagination Activism. Glenis is an award-winning poet, author of Backbone and Under The Sun and a Kennedy Center teaching artist. She is also a dynamic performer of her work and has presented all around the country for both student and adult audiences.

For more information about the Listening Project LIVE, visit the Asheville City Schools Foundation.



February 28, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Lipinsky Auditorium


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