august, 2016

04aug7:00 pm9:00 pmThe Poets Role in the Black Lives Matter MovementFeatured artist: Keno Evol


Event Details

Our featured artist is Keno Evol. He is a poet, essayist and activist Evol is a six year educator having taught at nineteen institutions across the state of Minnesota. He is the board chair of the Youth Advisory Board for TruArtSpeaks. A non profit in St Paul, dedicating to cultivating literacy, leadership and social justice through Hip Hop. He is a blogger for Revolution News, An international group of independent journalists, photographers, artists, translators and activists reporting on international news with a focus on human rights.

Evol has received numerous grants and competed nationally as a spoken word artist. Evol has been published in Poetry Behind The Walls and on platforms such as Gazillion Voices Magazine , Black Girl In Om, Revolution News and TC Organizer.

Evol has performed, taught workshops and led professional development in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Washington DC, Arkansas, Minnesota and New York. He has gone on to teach Spoken Word poetry in high schools such as Washburn High, Brooklyn Center High, MNIC High, PYC, Paladin Academy, Creative Arts and John Glenn Middle School.

He has appeared on TPT and Urban Perspectives. He navigates noting Patricia Hill Collins as she has stated “My work has always been bigger than my job”

7:00-Open mic begins
8:00-Keno Evol
8:30-Open Mic Continues
9:00- End of open mic! Till next time 8/18


(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Cedar Commons

2001 Riverside Ave, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454


West Bank Open Mic Minneapolis