“An evening of spoken word and music performances by members of the not-for-profit organization Sacred Slam. The group works with individuals, communities and organizations to cultivate respect for diversity, self-representation and the peaceful resolution of conflict through the arts and education. The name is derived from recognition that to fiercely explore, or slam, misconceptions, is a process worthy of veneration and respect, sacred. Sacred Slam recognizes reflection, diversity and cultural expression as social assets to be nourished and protected.”
Bios of the performers:
Luke Nephew, aka Despierto, is a spoken word poet, community health worker, student, teacher, MC and activist. He received his education from people living in pain and danger about how to struggle for a more just world. Luke feels blessed to use music, disease prevention, civil disobedience and any means necessary to put love into action.
Raquel Ruiz is a performer, writer, and teacher. Her work challenges conceptions of class, gender, and sexuality.
Nathalie Joachim is a flutist and composer who has been featured as a soloist at the 2007 Gezzmatazz Festival in Genova, Italy, on NPR’s Young, Gifted, and Black, with the Quadrantis Ensemble, and The Little Orchestra Society of Lincoln Center.
Ethan Nichtern is a poet and writer with both strong spiritual and political influences and is the author of the acclaimed book One City: A Declaration of Interdependence and founder of The Interdependence Project. His writing has been featured in Tricycle Magazine and BuddhaDharma Magazine, Sentient City, Shambhala Sun, as well as other online publications.
Date: Saturday, December 1
Time: 7:30 – 10pm
Place: Buddhist House