Join Conscious Poets Society and La Familia in welcoming spoken word artists Kavi Ade and Vision to Mount Holyoke!
The event begins at 7. Doors will open at 6:30.
The event is free to MHC students, $3 for Five College Students, and $5 for community members. Proceeds will go to a local organization TBA.
"Mending Masculinity is a collaborative Spoken Word Tour featuring Kavi Ade & Vision. Through performance poetry the duo utilizes their separate lenses (as a Transgender Queer person and as a Cisgender Heterosexual person) to cultivate a conversation that encompasses all forms of masculinity, the performance of gender, and the inherent toxicity of gendered binaries in a patriarchal world.
With poems focusing on gender, sexuality, multicultural identity, race, violence, street harassment, sexual assault, education, homophobia/transphobia, and more, their art aims to task men and masculine of center folks of all journeys to unpack, heal, and create a path to whole masculinities."
Kavindu "Kavi" Ade is a poet, activist, and arts educator of Afro & Indigenous Caribbean descent. Kavi received their BA in Social Justice with a concentration in Art for Social Change & Gender Justice. Kavi is a 2016 Leeway Transformation Aware Recipient, Brave New Voices Alum, and Watering Hole Poetry Fellow. They serve as International Slam Coach at the Philly Youth Poetry Movement.
Perry "Vision" DiVirgilio is a poet, actor and teacher. Vision was awared the Alternative Soul award for best Spoken Word Performer. Vision's poetry workshops were featured on CNN's "Black in America 5" hosted by Soledad O'Brien. He is a founding member and Executive Director of Spoken Soul 215, which hosts the largest ongoing live arts event in Philadelphia's history. His poetry has been featured on TVOne's "Verses and Flow." He is also the author of three published books of poetry.