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SOME THINGS MUST BE HEARD: OPEN MIC Spitting and Politicking 1/28/24

This Community Building and Spoken Word Platform was created to close the intergenerational gap and continue the legacy of ART, ACTIVISM and ORGANIZING.

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SOME THINGS MUST BE HEARD: OPEN MIC Spitting and Politicking 1/28/24
SOME THINGS MUST BE HEARD: OPEN MIC Spitting and Politicking 1/28/24

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Jan 28, 2024, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Rudo's Art Studio , 2205 St Louis Ave, St. Louis, MO 63106, USA

About the event

Come Join us for the First STHMB Spitting &  Politicking Event of the Year. This Community Building and Spoken Word Platform was created to close the intergenerational gap so that we can continue the legacy of ART, ACTIVISM and ORGANIZING. While we understand that the revolution will not be televised, we know that it will be organized and poetry is a tool for interpersonal and social transformation.

This month, our featured Spoken Word Artist is Ollie (Hoodraised) Woods, a wordsmith out of Chicago who was dubbed the voice of the HolyCity. His hardcore voice formed his stage name Hoodraised. He's the founder of Team At Ease Entertainment, the host of the National award winning open mic “At Ease Sundays'' and is also a 3 x author.  He lives by these prophetic words. “I don’t have to change my space in order to change my fate.”

We will also be featuring Community Leader and Organizer Ronnie Amiyn. He is currently the Outreach Coordinator and mentor with the Freedom Community Center, a member of the cultural institution, Better Family Life as well as a member of the St. Louis Chapter of Black Men Build, for which he facilitates biweekly Black Men Healing Circles. Restoration, Upliftment and Healing has been his mission. After spending 25 years incarcerated in Missouri prisons, he came home and hit the ground running. . He is the recipient of the HG Events `` Streets to Success' ' Award, the “Living Legend' Award and a two time recipient of the Inpdum “ Community Service” Award for the 2022 and 2023 as well as the STL Arts and Entertainment “He Loves His Community” Yours Award.   Louis Arts and Awards 2023 Community Award and  2022 Streets to Success Awardee.  Ronnie is a pillar in the community, an asset to everyone he meets and a threat to the oppressor.

Last but not least, our elder, activist and artist Mr. Robert Green will be opening up our event. He is a self-studied artist who has made art privately for more than 10 years. Despite being a painter, sculptor, photographer, filmmaker, and collector, Green gives as much weight if not more in his artistic practice to his community activism, which he undertakes to combat the divisions and inequities in his community. In fact, he sees this part of his practice as primary. These acts of social activism take the form of highly successful cultural festivals and events like his Juneteenth Day “Free- Dome” Festival, the Saint Louis African American Artifacts Festival and Bazaar (SAINT LAAA FAB, now in its 8th year), the Pruitt-Igoe Forever community history initiative.  “I believe in putting people before the art, instead of the art before the people,” Green says.

This event will take place inside of RUDO's Artist Studio, so come explore the art while you explore the art. Your host will be Tracy ( T-Spirit) Stanton

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