"Until The Flood" discussion with Mic Crenshaw and Imani Muhammad
Please join us for a post-show talk back for Until The Flood with educator/musician/activist Mic Crenshaw and Imani Muhammad, Area Director of East County Boys & Girls of Portland, in conversation with Dara Snyder, Social Justice Program Manager of YWCA Portland.
"Perspectives" discussions are a series of 1-hour post-show discussions following select weekend matinee performances of Until The Flood. Hear and share personal reactions and thoughts inspired by the play, filtered through the perspectives of local musicians, leaders, law enforcement officials, educators and community leaders. Join us and discover how Until The Flood connects directly to our community.
NOTE: Until the Flood explores the social uprising in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown.
Imani Muhammad has been working with communities locally and throughout the country for close to 20 years. She graduated with a BS in Psychology, Sociology and Bible studies from Cascade College (branch of Oklahoma Christian University) in 2003; Imani credits her unique upbringing from her parents for laying the foundation for her level of activism and commitment to always striving to better herself and in-tern humanity as a whole. Both her mother, Black and her father, White, instilled the immense value of living a life of integrity, hard work and reaching whatever goal was imaginable.
Born on the Southside of Chicago, and raised both there and in Minneapolis, Michael Crenshaw is a world class MC and poet who has emerged on the national - and international stage. In Portland, Mic's community efforts expanded from the local - to the global. As founder of Globalfam, a full entertainment company, record label and lifestyle company, he partners with the non-profit Education WithOut Borders (EWOB) to manage the community projects that Crensahw and Globalfam are involved in. Crenshaw now serves as EWOB's President.
Education WithOut Borders helps education, music and art initiatives in Portland and their work in Africa, as well serving as an umbrella for the Portland Books For Prisoners Chapter. Crenshaw is currently the Political Director of Hip Hop Congress and the Lead U.S. Organizer for the Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan.
Dara has been working for social justice in different capacities for over ten years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work from Temple University, and has previously worked in direct service, community organizing and policy advocacy, as well as directing multiple crisis alleviation services (including food, clothing and housing). Her work has spanned the country and the globe – she has lived and worked for social transformation in Philadelphia, Baltimore, Delaware, Guatemala and India.