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"We Are Here: Your College Life, Diversity, and Leadership" with Kevin Powell, Sept. 21, TP/SS Campus

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Published: 2017-09-07 06:48:42.650

<b>"We Are Here" with Kevin Powell
Thursday, September 21, 2017
6:30 to 8 p.m.
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
Cultural Arts Center, Theatre 1</b>

Kevin Powell is one of the most acclaimed political, cultural, literary and hip-hop voices in America today. A native of Jersey City and raised by a single mother in extreme poverty, Kevin Powell studied at Rutgers University, authored twelve books, including his newest title, "The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood." It is a critically acclaimed and brutally honest memoir about his life, including his youth. In 2018, he will publish a biography of Tupac Shakur. Kevin's writings have also appeared in CNN.com, Esquire, Ebony, The Huffington Post, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, ESPN.com and Vibe Magazine, where he worked for many years as a senior writer, interviewing such diverse public figures as Tupac Shakur and General Colin Powell.

Kevin routinely appears in interviews on television, radio, and in print and on the Internet discussing major issues of our time. As an activist, he is the president and co-founder of BK Nation, a new national, progressive, multicultural organization focused on such issues as education, civic engagement, leadership training, health and wellness, social media, arts and culture, and job and small business creation. Kevin was also a Democratic candidate for Congress in Brooklyn, New York, his adopted hometown, in 2008 and 2010. On behalf of the U.S. State Department, he toured Japan lecturing on the relevance of Dr. King's famous "I Have A Dream" speech in the 21st century. Kevin also visited Wales in the United Kingdom for a series of lectures and workshops on the 100th birthday of 20th century poet Dylan Thomas, and the connections between Welsh and American poetry and spoken-word traditions. As a result, he was named the International Ambassador for the Dylan Thomas Centennial in America for 2014.

As a pop culture curator, Kevin produced the first exhibit on the history of hip-hop in America at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, which toured America and overseas. As a humanitarian, Kevin's work includes local, national and international initiatives to end violence against women and girls (including a very well-regarded appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show highlighting domestic violence); and he has done extensive philanthropic and relief work, ranging from Hurricane Katrina to earthquakes in Haiti and Japan, to Superstorm Sandy in New York, to his annual holiday party and clothing drive for the homeless every December since 9/11.

As an acknowledgement of Kevin's life of public service and his dedication to literature and the arts, Cornell University recently became the owner of The Kevin Powell Collection, documenting nearly 30 years of his work to date in print, photos, videos, books, handwritten notes, speeches, and select memorabilia.

Kevin's talk at MC will be a special message to our students bridging the gap between race, gender, class, sexual orientation, religion, and the disabled community in order to begin the real conversations that affect new students and young people across America today. He opens a way for young people to communicate, challenge, and take agency in their own learning experiences. Powell empowers these students not only with his words but also in providing a safe space for students to reflect, speak their own truths, and grow in their college life and beyond.

For further information contact Prof. Vincent Intondi at 240-567-1330; vincent.intondi@montgomerycollege.edu

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