Black History Month: Poetry Performance With Alex Tha Great
Enjoy a powerful performance by spoken word artist Alex Tha Great as Lake Tahoe Community College celebrates Black History Month! Alex will share her poetry and prose, and stories and memories of family, social justice, and her perspectives on African American culture. All are welcome to this free event on Thursday, Feb. 25 from 12pm-1pm via Zoom: https://cccconfer.zoom.us/j/93046679379
Alex's perspective is built on her identity as a mother, daughter, sister, friend, and as a black woman from a poor working class background. Alex’s academic background (bachelor's from UC Irvine in African American Studies, masters in cultural Studies from Claremont University) fused with her real-world experience and travels have informed her necessary coalition with people of all races and her understanding of the struggle of other marginalized peoples. Her poems touch on a wide variety of content including race, religion, love, heartbreak, politics, prejudice, peace, self-identity, and self-esteem.
Alex Tha Great is the author of Sticks and Stones Don’t Break My Bones (2012), Black Souls Dance On Beat (2015) and Everything My Daddy Taught Me (2019). Recently, Alex saw the opportunity to create a scholarship for other people in academia in African American Studies like herself called the Alex Tha Great Award for Black Studies Scholar.