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Youth Open Mic | 5th & K | July 20, 2013 | Hosted by Jonathan Tucker featuring Baruch Porras-Hernandez

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Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Youth-focused and youth-led, Youth Open Mic is a monthly series that features student poets,singers, musicians and actors from the DC/Maryland/Virginia area.


Middle school and high school students are encouraged to come share their art in our supportive, progressive, artistic atmosphere. Youth Open Mic is presented by Busboys and Poets in partnership with DC Youth Slam Team and Split This Rock

Jonathan B Tucker

Jonathan B. Tucker lives and works in Washington, DC, melding art and activism with his work as a performer and educator. A poet, teacher, DJ, and activist, Jonathan is very passionate about youth development and the use of art as a means to connect with people. He has represented DC at the National Poetry Slam twice on the Busboys and Poets Slam Team (he also hosts events at Busboys and other venues) and is frequently working in schools, universities and community organizations performing and facilitating workshops. He uses performance poetry to raise issues of social justice and inspire dialogue and action. He has been awarded grants from the DC Commission on Arts and Humanities and currently serves as the Youth Programs Coordinator for Split This Rock, a nonprofit dedicated to poetry for social change, where he coaches the DC Youth Poetry Slam Team.

Joel Dias-PorterJoel Dias Porter (aka DJ Renegade) was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA. After high school, he enlisted in the US Air Force. After leaving the service, he because a professional disc jockey in the DC area. Then in 1991, he quit his job and began living in homeless shelters, while undergoing an Afrocentric self-study program. From 1994 through 1999 he competed in the National Poetry Slam, finishing as high as second place in the individual competition, and becoming the 1998 and 1999 Haiku Slam Champion. His poems have been published in Time MagazineThe Washington PostCallalooAntioch Review, and the anthologiesMeow: Spoken Word from the Black CatRole CallDef Poetry Jam360 Degrees of Black PoetrySlam (The Book)Revival: Spoken Word from LollapalloozaPoetry NationBeyond the FrontierCatch a Fire, and The Black Rooster Social Inn, which he also edited. In 1995, he received the Furious Flower "Emerging Poet Award" from James Madison University. He has performed on the Today Show, in a commercial for Legal Jeans, in the documentaries Voices Against Violence and SlamNation, on BET's Teen Summit and By the Book, and in the feature film Slam. Currently at work on a CD of jazz and poetry entitled "A Desperate Wrestling of Tongues," he is the father of a small son and teaches part-time at Duke Ellington School of the Performing Arts.

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1025 5th St NW
Washington, 20001

Saturday, July 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Busboys and Poets is a community where racial and cultural connections are consciously uplifted...a place to take a deliberate pause and feed your mind, body and soul...a space for art, culture and politics to intentionally collide...we believe that by creating such a space we can inspire social change and begin to transform our community and the world. 

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Youth Open Mic | 5th & K | July 20, 2013 | Hosted by Jonathan Tucker featuring Baruch Porras-Hernandez
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