PVD Poetry Slam + Open Mic: Featuring Vatic Tayari Kuumba

July 21, 2022 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
$5-10 Sliding Scale
Vatic Tayari Kuumba (he/him) is an Arts Facilitator with One Square World, applying creativity as an essential tool for policy design, civic engagement, and popular education. Vatic is an educator, performing artist, and a father of two girls. He is a live performance instructor and part of the Racial Justice Initiative at AS220, an arts nonprofit and creative incubator in Providence, RI. Vatic completed a Live Arts Residency at AS220 where he created his first theatrical production A Furtive Movement, in 2017. He is the recipient of the 2018 RISCA Fellowship for Theater and the 2017 RISCA Playwright Merit Fellowship 2017. And was also Artist-in-Residence for the National Association of State Arts Agencies in 2019. Most recently, Kuumba collaborated on the creation of the City of Providence’s Climate Justice Plan and the Environmental Racism Resolution passed by Providence City Council in 2020, as part of the Racial and Environmental Justice Committee in Providence.