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‘Gender Genie’ tour comes to NCC

Published March 27. 2019 12:47PM

Kavindu “Kavi” Ade, an activist, arts educator, and nationally recognized poet of Afro and indigenous Caribbean descent, is bringing the “Gender Genie” tour to Northampton Community College at 11 a.m. April 2 in Room 114 Cohen Lounge, College Center, Bethlehem Campus. This free event is open to the public.

Ade’s poetry is described as a lamentation, a leaning in to what haunts the spirit of a Black Trans Queer body. Their performance will be followed by a Q & A session.

With poems that are deeply personal while inescapably political, Ade’s work grapples with being set at the throne of violence — chronicling despair, grasping at hope and ultimately exploring the ways a body can learn to survive.

Ade received a Bachelor of Arts in social justice with a concentration on art for social change and gender justice, and is also a 2016 Leeway Transformation Award Recipient, Brave New Voices Alum, Watering Hole Poetry Fellow and former Poetry Slam Coach for the internationally recognized Philly Youth Poetry Movement (2011-2017).

This event is sponsored by the NCC Pride Club and the College Life Committee.

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