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Albany Library Celebrates African American History Month-Messaging Through Spoken Word- Samuel Getachew

Albany Library Celebrates African American History Month-Messaging Through Spoken Word- Samuel Getachew

We will be celebrating African American History Month with award winning youth poet Samuel Getachew reading his work and in conversation with Dara M. Wilson.

They will discuss:

  • What does positive change mean for African Americans?
  • What does it look like?
  • Does it mean the same thing for youth, adults, and seniors?

About the Poet: Samuel Getachew is a 17-year-old poet and writer from Oakland, California. He is the 2017, 2018, and 2019 Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam Champion and is the Oakland Youth Poet Laureate, and a 2019 and 2020 YoungArts Winner in spoken word. He and his poetry have been featured on the cover of the East Bay Express, the Refinery29, National Public Radio, and more, and his writing can be found published in the New York Times and the SF Guardian. He is currently a senior at Oakland Technical High School, and plans to attend Yale University 2020. He uses poetry as a way to shine light on contemporary issues as well as a personal outlet for emotion.

Please view a sample of Samuel’s poetry and you will understand why we are pleased to have him join us. Poem Name: Flight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cPKHMZAgU8

Event: Free 

Event Sponsor: Friends of the Albany Library and Alameda County Library

Light refreshments served at event.

Date:
Sunday, February 2, 2020
Time:
2:00pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Edith Stone Room
Library:
Albany Library
Audience:
  Adults     Older Adults     Teens  
Categories:
  Education and Learning  

The Library is wheelchair accessible. An ASL (American Sign Language) interpreter will be provided for this program if requested at least 7 days in advance. For assistance, please contact your library or accessibility@aclibrary.org.  Events subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

All Alameda County Library events are free.