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Day 3 Banned Books Week - A History of Protesting for Change

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A History of Protesting for Change featuring biographer Dan Simon, poet Manon Voice, and IUPUI Professor of Education Dr. Lasana Kazembe

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Join us for a reading and discussion with Abbie Hoffman biographer Dan Simon, poet Manon Voice, and IUPUI Professor of Education Dr. Lasana Kazembe. This is a virtual event and you will receive access information shortly before the event. For the complete schedule of Banned Books Week Events, please visit vonnegutlibrary.org.

Dan Simon is the founder and publisher of Seven Stories Press. He is the co-author, with Jack Hoffman, of Run Run Run: The Lives of Abbie Hoffman and translator of Van Gogh: Self Portraits by Pascal Bonafoux. Order your copy of "Run, Run, Run: The Lives of Abbie Hoffman" here: https://kvml.square.site/product/run-run-run-the-lives-of-abbie-hoffman/346?cs=true

Manon Voice is a native of Indianapolis, Indiana and is a poet and writer, spoken word artist, hip-hop emcee, educator, social justice advocate and practicing contemplative. She has performed on diverse stages across the country in the power of word and song and has taught and facilitated art and poetry workshops widely, working with organizations such as Women Writing for (a) Change, Arts for Learning Indiana, Notre Dame Americorps, Regeneration Indy, Indiana’s WomIN’s Festival, Indiana Writers Center and Purdue University. She has been a featured poet and performer in noteworthy Indianapolis productions such as “The Wake”, “Village Voices Notes from a Griot” and “Nina High Priestess of Soul” with the Phoenix Rising Dance Company. Manon Voice has performed alongside Broadway singer and actress, Jennifer Holliday for Brothers United World AIDS Day, Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, Artist and Songstress, Opal Staples, International Poet, and Philosopher, David Whyte, and has opened for acts such as WNBA Championship basketball player Tamika Catchings and Judge Joe Mathis.

Lasana D. Kazembe is an Assistant Professor in IUPUI's School of Education (Dept. of Urban Teacher Education) and in the Africana Studies Program. He is a scholar of Urban Education, Global Black Arts Movements, and the Black Intellectual Tradition. His research interests intersect Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy, the Arts and Arts-based Learning, and Social & Racial Justice in education. He has published numerous scholarly articles on education, race, culture, and history. A Poet and Spoken Word artist, Dr. Kazembe has performed at colleges and universities throughout the U.S., and venues in Canada, and Africa. As teaching artist, he has developed and facilitated creative writing programs within youth detention centers, prisons, community centers, K12 schools, and other learning spaces. Dr. Kazembe's latest (edited) book, entitled Keeping Peace: Reflections on Life, Legacy, Commitment, and Struggle (2018), was published by Third World Press Foundation.

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