BLACK HISTORY MONTH: BLACK JOY AS RESISTANCE
Featuring Maletsatsi Monareng
The mission of Art Spoken is to provide a platform for expression and community for people of color and to support artists of color in Madrid. Art Spoken Open mic is a dynamic platform hosting some of the best talent in poetry and performance arts in Madrid.
Theme and prompt of the Black History Month event is borrowed from Adrienne Waheed's book called, "Black Joy and Resistance." In an interview for Essence Magazine, Waheed stated Black Joy is found: “Just in being who we are, we are constantly having to resist. And so within that, we find places of joy."
Love, awareness, self-care and appreciation for the culture no matter the part of the greater African Diaspora you come from is Black Joy.