"Praise the A's:" African Art and Activism in America

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Urbandale Public Library
Meeting Room A/B

Event Details

This workshop uses role-playing, poetry, and writing to depict and analyze the reality of life for Africans in America throughout their time in this country. It reaffirms why arts and activism have been such essential tools for the production of justice in an ongoing struggle for peace. 

Emmett Phillips is a facilitator at Oakridge Neighborhood. He is a Hip-Hop Artist, poet, teaching artist, and actor who’s performed from St. Louis to New York City. Emmett has worked with Des Moines Public Schools, the Des Moines Play House, Pyramid Theatre Company, and more. He is most passionate about using his art forms as a way to tell stories that promote equality, social justice, and freedom. 

Event Type(s): Class
Age Group(s): Adults

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