National Immigrant Solidarity Network
4th National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference
& Immigrant Rights Film Festival
April 10-12, 2009 UIC Student Center West
828 South Wolcott, Chicago, IL
Conference Hotline: (773)942-2268
April 11: Immigrant Conference Benefit After Party
Time: Saturday April 11th 9:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location: UIC Student Center West 828 South Wolcott, Chicago, IL Direction
Ticket: $5.00/person (all income will be benefit National Immigrant Solidarity Network) Good for both Immigrant Town Hall Meeting and After Party!
*This is a community safe space party, please no drug, no alochol*
We'll have non-alcoholic bar to sell snack and soda
Performer: ReadNex Poetry Squad
Spoken Word Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtzBGzN7BV4
Meet the ReadNex Poetry Squad, a group of four spoken word poets/emcees that have banded together to uplift urban communities through the power of music. Comprised of 4 esteemed lyrical “scholars” and 1 DJ—Decora, Free Flowin, Cuttz, Latin Translator and DJ H2O have managed to blend conscious social commentary with influences from Hip-Hop, Soul, Latin and Caribbean music, to create a unique sound that is already making an impact on not only the music industry, but the world.
The ReadNex have stuck to their commitment of being models for change and continue to hold monthly campaigns that range from fighting for the removal of U.S soldiers in Iraq to stopping the improper treatment of women in today's society. Currently they are re-developing their Nex to Read Program, a program geared towards helping today’s youth build their confidence and self –esteem through the power of poetry. The program was started in 2004, in Newburgh NY and is now being considered as an after school curriculum all over the state of New York.