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Greenwood Cultural Center

Fire in Little Africa 6 Week Workshop

FREE six week workshop every Tuesday and Thursday beginning 11/1. Participants will write rhymes and learn basic emcee presentation skills as we attempt to help current and future generations understand what occurred in 1921 Tulsa, what followed, where we are, and what the future holds.

Fire in Little Africa 6 Week Workshop
Fire in Little Africa 6 Week Workshop

Time & Location

Nov 29, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM

Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N Greenwood Ave, Tulsa, OK 74120, USA

About

FREE six week workshop for our community

Every Tuesday and Thursday beginning 11/1 to 12/15 from 6:30pm-8:00pm.

About the class

What happened in 1921 in Tulsa, Oklahoma is our history as a city, a state, and a nation. It is not something that happened to a group of people that lived 100 years ago. It happened to US – and it is still happening to US. 

Books have been written by historians that cover the facts of these events. Community elders have spoken out and debated how to move forward and what reconciliation means. Not until Fire In Little Africa (FILA) have we heard from the voices of the young artists raised on 100 years of this trauma.

In this workshop, participants will write rhymes rooted in this history and learn basic emcee presentation skills as we

attempt to help current and future generations understand what occurred in 1921 Tulsa, what followed, where we are, and what the future holds.

About Our Instructors

Earl Hazard

Call him Earl Hazard, call him Mr. Burns, call him m.E. or any of the aliaseshe has rapped under over the past decade, but you must call him one of the best rappers in Tulsa. Burns impresses on every track with versatility, intensity and range. He channels raw emotion into his music in a way that few can, and for that reason Earl Hazard is always felt as much as he is heard. Although he is a favorite collaborator for many artists in Tulsa, lately Earl Hazard has found himself teaming up with a young persian producer named Pure Fact.

Sterling Matthews

Sterling Matthews is a poet, educator and award-winning spoken word artist. He is a native of Tulsa, OK and 2010 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. Sterling went on to attend Oklahoma State & subsequently began performing his poetry in 2011, winning the Nuyorican Poets Café slam competition in 2015 in New York City. In 2014 he became a Lead Teaching Artist with Louder Than A Bomb (LTAB), the largest youth poetry festival in the world. He went on to publish his collection of poetry in 2016 entitled “Metaphorically Speaking”. Mr. Matthews is currently the Program Director for the Art 4orms Foundation, Art 4orms exists to build and sustain generational access to art education for public school students.

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