Roxanne Shanté

Ark Republic partners with AERI, co-sponsors event featuring iconic hip hop artist Roxanne Shanté

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Ark Republic joins Rolanda Spencer of Alternative Education Research Institute (AERI) and the Chicago Teachers Union Foundation with AERI’s Break Bread and Build event with legendary emcee and women’s and girls advocate, Roxanne Shanté from March 29 – March 31.

Break Bread and Build is where artists, scholars, activists and community come together to discuss critical issues over good food and performances.

This year’s theme is social justice. The Ark’s founder, Kaia Shivers, a professor at New York University, will participate in the lecture. Ark Republic will be hosting the cocktail hour at the “Dinner With Roxanne Shanté” on March 29, 6PM, Chicago’s Teachers Union Foundation Center, 1901 W. Carrol Avenue.

The next day, March 30, over 250 high school students will attend a choreo-lecture led my Roxanne Shanté with rhymes, lectures, graffiti artists and break dancers. The weekend ends with a radio interview with at WVON 1690 featuring Roxaane Shanté on Saturday, March 31. 

If you are in the area or want to partner with this event, please come through. Tickets are available and donations welcomed. Please purchase tickets here: Break Bread & Build.

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