March 7

The snowy evening of March 7, Resistance Mic! rocked Cambridge with its most dynamic evening yet.   The Youth Underground Theater Project dramatized everyday racism, poet Krysten Hill blew the room wide open with the intensity of her language of personal witness.  After a sobering reading of Langston Hughes’ “Black Clown,”  Davone Tines floored the audience with the deep (in every sense of the word) song of protest and hope.  Spoken word poet and global health advocate Kat Geddes evoked the pain and beauty of a mixed Australian-Korean cultural heritage, comedian Carolyn Riley took the battle of the sexes to new levels, and Steve Almond capped off the evening by reading his hate mail from the right wing, and brilliant rejoinders, leading to his confession that he comes from a long line of chickenshits, including that distant middle-eastern ancestor who preached ‘turn the other cheek.’

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