Project Creator |Coordinator

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2019

Chicago | London

The Youth Poet Laureate International Exchange

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2015 | 2014 | 2013

The Spoken Word Education graduate seminar

Roosevelt University

Concordia University-Chicago

2012

2012

2003

Chicago

The Spoken Word Educator position and three-tiered Spoken Word Program at OPRFHS

International poetry exchanges with students from inner-London and Chicago Public Schools (Manley High School, Austin Polytechnical High School, John Hay Community School, Urban Prep High School and Sherman Elementary).

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2002

London

The London Teenage Poetry Slam

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2019 | 2017

The Golden Shovel Anthology:  New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks

Commissioned to create a Golden Shovel lesson for Poetry Out Loud; The International Golden Shovel Anthology launch at the British Library with Terrance Hayes and Patricia Smith as special guests. Participated in the international student poetry competition which led to a second edition of the anthology.

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2012

The University of London

The Spoken Word Education Training Programme as a Visiting Fellow at Goldsmiths

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2010

The Motivational Mentorship program at OPRFHS

Chicago

2003

Malika’s Poetry Kitchen

Chicago

1999

Chicago

Spoken Word Club at OPRFHS

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I love creating things that previously hadn’t been conceived of.  I’ve been fortunate to partner with amazing people and organizations along the way.  I look forward to building new projects that amplify student voices, empower educators and help make the world more poetic and empathetic. 

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