Fahamu Pecou, Adrienne Williams and Karen Marie Mason organized the (ad)Vantage Point Youth Initiative, a weekly program seeking to connect young Black males to local artists, inspiring creativity, connection and change. Each week this summer, brothers from Maynard Jackson High School are gathering at Wonder Root in Atlanta to participate in artist talks and workshops.
I presented on creative writing with wordsmith and poet extraordinaire Jon Good . We discussed the importance of language in the Diaspora, voice as activism and freedom. The young men presented their poems, micro fiction and personal essays at the close. I was moved and honored to be present. What a way to spend the day.