• Unity Week Opening Speaker
Jamele Adams

Listen as spoken word artist Jamele Adams / Harlym 125 entertains and inspires

Tuesday, March 20
1:00pm - 2:30pm
C. Walsh Theatre

Join us as we kick off Unity Week 2007 with our special guest speaker.

This educator, activist, romantic, entertainer, poet and actor lives the art form with conviction toward preserving its purity.....artistic freedom and creativity. Adams has a lot of experience with the topic of diversity. After growing up in Harlem with his mother, he attended Penn State and received his BA in Psychology. He received his masters in higher education from Bowling Green State, and moved on to work at numerous universities in positions having to do with minorities, multiculturalism, and residence life. As the Assistant Dean for Student Life in Support of Diversity at Brandeis University, he encourages the college students and others in higher education to have a “simple understanding of other things besides ourselves.” “Diversity is an essential ingredient in the educational experience,” he says.

He has been welcomed on the stages of poetry venues throughout the five boroughs of New York and beyond (Ohio, Michigan, Geneva, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Connecticut, Boston, Minnesota and Pennsylvania).  Adams is responsible for starting the “Hip Hop Society” and the “Kenyon Alive Poets Society.  He has done pre-warm-up for the audiences of the Ananda Lewis and Iyanla Vanzant talk shows.  He was a featured poet at the 2001 Black Expo & Kwanzaa Fest at the Jacob Javitz Center, and also “opened-up” for comedians, Montery Ivey, Hamburger, & Capone.  Adams was also a featured artist at the 2002 Wordstock Event and the Love Thyself Love Thy Community Festival, both held in Harlem, NY.

Sponsored by the Office of Student Activities and Service Learning and Diversity Services.

For the full listing of Unity Week events, visit www.suffolk.edu/unityweek

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