Black History Month Guest Speaker: George Higginsby on Feb 23, 2018
Beating the Drums for Justice! Language and the Law: A Poet and Performer's Journey
Guest Speaker: George Higgins
George Higgins is an Oakland poet and actor. His first book There, There was published by White Violet Press. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Pleiades, Nimrod, Poetry Flash, Salamander and Fugue, among others. He has an MFA from Warren Wilson College where he was a Holden Fellow. He is also a Cave Canem Fellow. He performs completely improvised one act plays with the improv troupe the (i)ncidentalists.
1:15 - 2:15 pm in Library Study Room: A poetry reading and discussion of the power and purpose of language in pursuit of justice with George Higgins, Lawyer, Poet, Performer.
2:30 - 3:30 pm in Library Study Room: Discussion of George Higgins’ legal work and its relationship to Just Mercy.
3:45 - 4:45 pm in the Theater: Writing and improv activities led by George Higgins. Participants will learn about creating performative poems and other work related to justice causes in our communities and on our campus, including recent discussions and events regarding student equity and immigration.