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Staceyann Chin: Unapologetically Woman

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Busboys and Poets - 5th & K

1025 5th St NW

Washington, DC 20001

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Spoken word poet, performing artist, playwright and LGBTQ activist Staceyann Chin joins us in D.C. for a special poetry performance about womanhood in our times.

Staceyann Chin is the author of the memoir "The Other Side of Paradise," co-director with Cynthia Nixon and playwright of award-winning play Motherstuck! and a proud Jamaican national. Her voice was featured on "The Oprah Show," where she spoke candidly about her experiences of growing up on the island and the dire consequences of her coming out there.

Widely known as co-writer and original performer in the Tony-Award-winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam on Broadway, her poetry has seen the rousing cheers of the Nuyorican Poets' Cafe, one-woman shows off-Broadway and writing workshops in Sweden, South Africa and Australia. Chin's three one-woman shows, "Hands Afire," "Unspeakable Things" "Border/Clash" and "MotherStruck!" all opened to rave reviews at the Culture Project in New York City. Chin is the recipient of the 2007 Power of the Voice Award from The Human Rights Campaign, the 2008 Safe Haven Award from Immigration Equality, the 2008 Honors from the Lesbian AIDS Project, 2009 New York State Senate Award and the 2013 American Heritage Award from American Immigration Council.

She unapologetically identifies as Caribbean and black, Asian and lesbian, woman and resident of New York City. Be it on 60 Minutes or in The New York Times, Staceyann has a reputation for telling it exactly like it is.

- Seating is first come, first served.

- Bring a photo ID to get your wristband at the door.

- Full menu + bar will be available throughout this event

Doors: 6:30pm Show: 7pm

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