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File #: 50978    Version: 1 Name: Poetry Recitation by Ali Muldrow & Oscar Mireles on April 2018 as Poetry Month
Type: Presentation Status: Accepted
File created: 3/22/2018 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 4/10/2018 Final action: 4/10/2018
Enactment date: Enactment #:
Title: Presentation: Poetry Recitation by Ali Muldrow - "Girl Got Game" & Oscar Mireles, City Poet Laureate, on recognizing April 2018 as National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.
Attachments: 1. Girl Got Game.pdf

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Presentation: Poetry Recitation by Ali Muldrow - "Girl Got Game" & Oscar Mireles, City Poet Laureate, on recognizing April 2018 as National Poetry Month, a celebration of poetry introduced in 1996 and organized by the Academy of American Poets as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of poetry in the United States.

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Ali Muldrow is a parent, partner, writer, instructor, advocate, and doula. She began her work in education in 2006 when she became the after school spoken word club liaison for the East High School in partnership with UW-Madison’s First Wave program. Ali played a key role in creating Wisconsin’s first Spoken Word class; a class that allowed high school students to receive academic credit for their study of urban art forms. Ali facilitated the Spoken Word course for 4 years as an artist in residence at East High School in Madison, WI. Ali went on to partner with Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) to create and host spoken word clubs at five Madison public high schools. Ali is currently the Director of Youth Programming and Inclusion at GSAFE, where she has for the last three years authored the curriculum for and taught Foundations of Leadership, a course based in the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth of color that recruits high school students from the entire Madison public school district who are advanced learners in the areas of leadership. Ali grew up in a multiracial family where identity was discussed at the dinner table and difference was celebrated. She is passionate about consent, freedom, learning and human rights. Ali is committed to bringing innovation and love to all that she does.