Doors: 6:00 PM
Show: 7:00 PM (ends at 11:00 PM)
18 and over
MALCOLM LONDON, called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist, educator & musician.
The poet, performer & activist recently wrote & directed a spoken word infused play responding to the Zimmerman verdict called Two Years Later at the Goodman Theatre with an ensemble of five youth poets.
In November of 2015 London was targeted & arrested by Chicago Police who claimed London assaulted a police officer but due to a international outcry via social media & hundreds of people's presence at Cook County jail for court hearing to address these false claims all charges were dropped the very next day (#FreeMalcolmLondon).
London, who runs the largest youth open mic in Chicago alongside friend Chance The Rapper, sees art as the intersection between justice & poetic imagination. His new project OPIA was released Oct 17th - available on iTunes, Soundcloud & Spotify.
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