Students, faculty, staff and community members performed various pieces of spoken word and poetry during the event, which served as the kickoff for the "Race and The University" series. Brandon “Real T@lk” Williams, a hip-hop and spoken word artist, also spoke during the event.
To watch some of the performances, click the link below.
The festival was on the eve of the "Reclaim Old Main" protest march, set for Wednesday at 4 p.m. Student, faculty and staff plan to walk from the football stadium to the steps of Tillman.
Upcoming "Race and the University" events include a panel discussion with Campaign Zero members DeRay McKesson and Johnetta Elzie.