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The Voice of Justice: The Role of Musicians & Poets W/ Felipe Luciano

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Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute

120 East 125th Street

New York, NY 10035

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This program is part of our Race, Myth, Art, and Justice exhibition public program series.

Join poet, musician and activist Felipe Luciano, for an interactive discussion around the power of music and spoken word when forging narratives of purpose and intentionality of justice. Luciano will discuss various examples of how poets and musicians have utilized their craft to create the voice, music, movement, and narrative to awaken our consciousness throughout the decades, and ultimately interrupt and dismantle discrimination and false histories.


About Felipe Luciano:

Born and raised in New York City, Felipe Luciano is a proud Afro-Puerto Rican poet, community activist, journalist, media personality, and politician. As founder and chairman of the Young Lords Party, Luciano's commitment to community empowerment, Ethnic pride and civil rights was pivotal in changing the color and complexion of politics, culture, and society from New York to Puerto Rico. Luciano's impact is so lasting and vital that he is continually asked to advise leaders of state and local governments and corporations on issues affecting growing markets, the Latino community, coalition building, diversity, and multiculturalism.

Beyond his work in the community, Luciano is an acclaimed success in all areas of entertainment and media including television, radio, lectures, music, poetry, journalism, and stage productions. From opening up electric journalism as the first Puerto Rican news anchor for WNBC and continuing on CBS-TV's Channel 2's The People and Fox-TV's Good Day New York and Street Talk with Ed Koch, Luciano has not only successfully challenged stereotypes, but also predicted and created changing trends and tastes in the industry and their related markets. Luciano is one of the founders of the rap/hip hop movement having performed and traveled extensively in the 60's as a member of the Original Last Poets.

However, more cherished and telling than his two Emmys, his ACE, and Silurian Award, is the love, respect and following he enjoys from those listeners, viewers or readers that he touches.

Today, Luciano, continues his community activism, having served as a commissioner on the NYC Mayor's Task Force on Police and Community Relations, and having run for NYC Councilman in 2001 in East Harlem while continuing to lecture for Fortune 500 companies, colleges, universities, unions, and fraternal organizations. He regularly contributes articles for New York area newspapers and magazines, such as The New York Times and Essence while continuing his Spoken Word poetry, performing for HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, and Tropijazz and RMM Records


WHEN: Thursday, February 28, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

WHERE: Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute | 120 East 125th Street, New York, NY

ADMISSION: FREE W/ RSVP | RSVP Here: https://bit.ly/2TPLQBU


Limited Seating (50 Seats): Ticket holders who purchased donation-based tickets will be given priority for entry + reserved seating

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