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TED X UCLA and UCLA African American Studies present Bryonn Bain an IG LIVE Q&A

February 22 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

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Join us!! On our IG Live this Monday. We are collaborating with TED X UCLA to deliver a very special black history month event!! Prison activist, actor, hip hop theatre pioneer, and @ucla_afam faculty member, Bryonn Bain will be participating in a Q and A on the meaning of black history month, prison reform, resilience and more. Don’t miss out! This Monday at 12pm PST!!
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. Bryonn Bain is Brooklyn’s own hip hop theater innovator, spoken word poetry champion, prison activist, actor, author and educator. His work has been featured at the Apollo Theater, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Public Theater (NYC), National Black Theatre (Harlem), New Jersey Performing Arts Center (Newark), the Actor’s Gang (Culver City), the Los Angeles Theater Center (LATC), Festival de Liege (Belgium), M1 Theater Festival (Singapore), Universidad de las Americas (Mexico) and Muteesa Royal University (Uganda), Rikers Island (New York), Marion Prison (Ohio), TEDX at Ironwood State Prison and Sing Sing Prison. After teaching the first hip hop and spoken word workshop in the Dramatic Arts at Harvard University, Bain began consulting Columbia University’s Center for Justice and School of Law as a Visiting Scholar, and founded the prison education program offering college degrees from NYU to men incarcerated in upstate New York. Bain co-supervises the UCLA International Human Rights Law Clinic, and serves as faculty advisor for the Justice Work Group currently developing a Center for Justice at UCLA. With pilot courses and programs at the California Institute for Women (CIW) and Barry J. Nidorf (BJN) Juvenile Hall, Bain is working with students, faculty and administrators across the university to develop UCLA’s Prison Education Program. Celebrated as “poet laureate of the hip hop generation” by NAACP President Benjamin Jealous, Bryonn’s discussions aired weekly in over 20 million homes worldwide on BET’s award-winning talk show My Two Cents. His interviews have included figures such as Mike Wallace, Tavis Smiley, LL Cool J, Tricia Rose, Dolores Huerta, Tim Robbins, Malik Yoba, Snoop Dogg, Nelson George and Harry Belafonte. His work has won grants from the Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation.

 

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Date:
February 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

Details

Date:
February 22
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm