Raise Our Voices brings Lafayette together to reflect and express on the topic of incarceration and social justice in Louisiana. Artist and poet Alex “PoeticSoul” Johnson will host a series of free spoken-word workshops in Spring 2019 as preparation for a performance held in conjunction with the exhibition, "Slavery, the Prison Industrial Complex: Photographs by Keith Calhoun and Chandra McCormick" at the Hilliard University Art Museum. Free bus transportation is available to community members interested in participating in thee workshops and performances. 

Partners in this program include the Lafayette Public Library system, the Harambee Event Center, Acadiana Open Channel, and the Hilliard University Art Museum.

Schedule of Events 

Community Workshops

February 20 | 6:00 - 8:00PM
Hilliard University Art Museum 
710 East Saint Mary Boulevard, Lafayette

Bus Schedule | 5:30PM Pick Up at Harambee Event Center, Return at 8:00PM

 

February 27 | 6:30 - 8:00PM
Harambee Event Center
211 East Willow Street, Lafayette

Bus Schedule | 6:00PM Pick Up at Hilliard University Art Museum, Return at 8:00PM


March 13 | 6:30 - 8:00PM
Harambee Event Center
211 East Willow Street, Lafayette

Bus Schedule | 6:00PM Pick Up at Hilliard University Art Museum, Return at 8:00PM


March 23 | 10:30AM - 12:30PM
Lafayette Public Library - South
6101 Johnston Street, Lafayette

Bus Schedule | 10:00AM Pick Up at Harambee Event Center, Return at 12:30PM


March 27 | 6:30 - 8:00PM
Harambee Event Center
211 East Willow Street, Lafayette

Bus Schedule | 6:00PM Pick Up at Hilliard University Art Museum, Return at 8:00PM


April 3 | 6:30 - 8:00PM
Harambee Event Center
211 East Willow Street, Lafayette

Bus Schedule | 6:00PM Pick Up at Hilliard University Art Museum, Return at 8:00PM


Performances

April 17 | 6:00 - 7:30
Hilliard University Art Museum
710 East Saint Mary Boulevard

Bus Schedule | 5:30PM Pick Up at Harambee Event Center, Return at 7:30PM


April 20 | 7:00 - 8:30PM
Harambee Event Center
211 East Willow Street

Bus Schedule | 6:30PM Pick Up at Hilliard University Art Museum, Return at 8:30PM


April 23 | 6 - 7:30PM
Lafayette Public Library - South
6101 Johnston Street, Lafayette

Bus Schedule | 5:30PM Pick Up at Harambee Event Center, Return at 7:30PM


 

All of these events are free and open to the public. Raise your voice!


 

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