Sauk Valley Community College will host Spoken Word Poetry by Jinahie Wednesday, March 21 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. free to the public in Mathis Theater.
Jinahie, an extraordinarily gifted 19-year old, performs a unique style of poetry for all ages. Her poetry’s purpose is to inspire and educate others about gender, ethnic strife, racial prejudice, sexuality, poverty, corruption, war and injustice.
Jinahie has competed in HBO’s Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam documentary series as well as graced the stages of the Nokia Theater, Kennedy Center and Lincoln Theater. She has performed alongside artists such as John Mayer, The Roots, Common, Smokey Robinson, Mos Def and Talib Kweli. She also recently appeared at the Sundance Film Festival with the Speak Green Team.
Jinahie’s poetry is not typical sit-and-read poetry but a mix of craft, emotion, precision and dramatic grace. For more information, contact Ana Salgado, coordinator of SVCC student activities, at 815-835-6432.