Freestyle Poetry Workshop with Toni Blackman


Thursday, January 18, 2018
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


A Freestyle Poetry Workshop with Toni Blackman
Use Your Words and Rock the Vote!

Join Toni Blackman at The Gallery of ArtsWestchester in downtown White Plains!

World renowned hip-hop poet Toni Blackman leads a workshop in freestyle (improvised) rap. Participants will learn techniques for creating their own freestyle verse in a cypher, a group setting where everyone performs collectively in a circle. Blackman, the first hip-hop ambassador to the U.S. State Department, is an award-winning artist who has performed alongside Erykah Badu, the Wu-Tang Clan, Sheryl Crow, and many others.

Rock the Vote! is the largest non-partisan, non-profit organization in the United States driving young people to the polls. Fusing pop culture, politics and technology, Rock the Vote works to mobilize the millennial voting bloc and the youth vote, protect voting rights, and advocate for an electoral process and voting system that works for the 21st century electorate.

Online registration is closed. For more information and to RSVP, please email Aaron Paige or 914.428.4220, ext. 329.


Event Location and Ticket Information

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31 Mamaroneck Ave
White Plains, NY 10601
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018
Times: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ticket pricing:
Free event

Presenter: ArtsWestchester
Presenter Phone: 914.428.4220
Presenter Website:

Sponsor Message

This program is presented by conEdison as part of ArtsWestchester's Folk Arts Program, made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts.
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