BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez
ABOUT THE PERFORMANCE
BADDDDD SONIA SANCHEZ
by Barbara Attie, Janet Goldwater, Sabrina Schmidt Gordon
91 minutes, 2015
Maya Angelou called Sonia Sanchez “a lion in literature’s forest” while spoken word artist Bryonn Bain credits her with paving the way for his generation: “she not only opened the door, she blew off the roof.” Sanchez revolutionized poetry by incorporating street language, a unique performance style, and collaborations with jazz musicians. BaddDDD Sonia Sanchez offers unprecedented access to the life, work, and mesmerizing performances of the renowned poet and activist. A leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and an inspiration to today’s hip-hop spoken word artists, Sanchez has helped redefine American culture and politics as an activist for equity and justice.
Join us for film screenings followed by a provocative discussion about the themes. REEL Talks are free, but reservations are required.
MULTIMEDIA AND PRESS
DATES AND TICKETS
1 hour prior to performance
270 N. Kent St
St. Paul, MN 55102
Map & Directions
“Summer Institute gave me a purpose as a woman and person of color to share my personal experience without oppression and judgement.”
—Rahila Coats, Summer Institute Alumna