Past Event

Say It Loud: Poets, Preachers, and the Politics of Black Faith

May 6, 2022
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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The evening will feature a combination of live performance and a conversation between Joshua Bennett, award-winning author and Professor of English at Dartmouth College; and Saul Williams, critically-acclaimed musician, poet, and actor. They will discuss the history and cultural politics of the spoken word: examining the connections between black poetics and black preaching, religious tradition and the literary arts, and performance as a practice of freedom.

This event is hosted by Josef Sorett, Chair of the Department of Religion and Professor of Religion and of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University, and is co-sponsored by the Columbia University Center on African-American Religion, Sexual Politics and Social Justice; the Columbia University Arts Initiative; Columbia University Life; the Columbia University African American and African Diaspora Studies Department; the Columbia University Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life; and the Columbia University Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities.

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