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Sunday, March 25 • 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Closing Session for The Art of Dissent: Arts Activism & Radical Transformation

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This is the closing reflection session for people who participated in The Art of Dissent.  

The Art of Dissent examines the way that artists and their art respond to social issues
and speak to the struggles we face in our society. It also highlights the possibilities for
the use of art as an integral part of social movements. The sessions hands on sessions
will seek to offer a vision of dissent that encourages greater and more in-depth
collaboration between artists and organizers in helping bring radical transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Dasan Ahanu

Dasan Ahanu

Radical Voice & Artistic Expression
Dasan Ahanu is a jack of many trades; he is a public speaker, poet, organizer, workshop facilitator, spoken word artist, educator, songwriter, writer and emcee. Dasan has hosted or coordinated many poetry, jazz, Hip Hop, and cultural arts events. He has helped to establish and grow cultural and performing arts organizations in North Carolina. Dasan is one of the founders of Black Poetry Theatre (BPT), a Durham based African American theatre company, where he is a writer, director, producer, and cast member. He has been featured on national radio and TV and has published three books of poetry... Read More →
avatar for Monifa Lemons Jackson

Monifa Lemons Jackson

Co-Founder/Director, The Watering Hole Poetry
Monfia Lemons is an artist, writer, and educator. She is the co-founder and director of The Watering Hole, a writing retreat and artist development project for writers of color. Also recognized as SelahthePoet, Monifa began her poetic journey in Columbia, SC in the late 90s, wher... Read More →


Sunday March 25, 2018 12:30pm - 2:00pm
Room D Hannah S. Block Community Arts Center