This month’s “Another Type of Groove” will feature slam poet Prentice Powell, whose poetry focuses on issues like social justice and race. His performance will be among many campus events in honor of February’s Black History Month.
Powell was the 2007 Black Music Awards Spoken Word Artist of the Year and 2006 Oakland/San Francisco Grand Slam Champion. He was recommended by students to perform at the event, which is a time to remember, reflect and praise African-Americans who have changed the world.
Multicultural Center student coordinator Saba Abuhay said that she is excited to have Powell perform and is hopeful the performance will be among the best events the Multicultural Center has hosted.
“The Multicultural Center wants to keep students updated and aware by looking out for all up-and-coming artists and fresh faces. We are excited when the campus is enthusiastic; peer support gives us the energy and drive to host better events every time,” she said.
The event will take place at 7:30 p.m. today in Chumash Auditorium and is free and open to the public.