MCC IN-PERSON OPEN MIC AND AN EVENING OF SELF EXPRESSION

Friday, October 22 at 7:30pm

IN-PERSON AT THE MCC LOUNGE

Free event. All are welcome to attend and participate!

The MCC hosts a quarterly open mic for all to artistically express themselves using any creative outlets including spoken word, poetry, music, and dance.

This quarter’s MC will be Keith Mar, a spoken word poet who works in images, colors and unflinchingly honest personal stories. His poetry asks questions about race, identity, self-love and social justice. Intensely personal, his work seeks moments of emotional connection through the depiction of universal experiences.

Keith believes that spoken word can build bridges between communities, help celebrate roots and inspire a sense of social connection at a time our culture is urgently in need of it. Keith has been an invited poet to ethnic festivals, literary readings, writing workshops, cultural celebrations, political events, benefits, national podcasts on race, television and radio programs, art exhibits, and numerous universities and graduate programs. For many years, he has used his poetry to deepen the cultural awareness of graduate students studying multicultural counseling at numerous universities. He has also been an MC for an Evening of Spoken Word, UCSB Multicultural Center and a poetry workshop leader for the Center for Equity and Social Justice, SBCC.

UCSB MultiCultural Center, Lounge