Spoken Word at the Intersection of Race & Religion

Jasmine Mans – Footnotes for Kanye

Jasmine Mans is an author with Berkley Penguin Random House (Black Girl, Call Home 2021). Mans was a “Future of Storytelling” Fellow. Her visual art work has been featured in gallery exhibitions such as, Gallery Aferro Newark Riots and By Way of Los Angeles. Jasmine has performed original poetry on stages such as Broadway’s New Amsterdam Theater and the Kennedy Center.

Khalid Abu Dawas – Al Quds

I do a bit of everything! I am most experienced in creative writing, network technology, and public speaking. Currently, I present at NYC public schools to boost student study skills and the use of growth mindsets.

Alexis Torres Machado – Mi Immigrantes

My name is Alexis Torres Machado and I am an immigrant. I came to the United States of America at the age of 5 and I have stayed here for 17 years now. The United States is where I grew up. It’s where I made friends, where I went to school, where I graduated, where I learned to drive, where I got my first job, where I got my second job, where I made almost all of my memories. Living here is all I know.