Project Description

Artist Statement

Fannie Lou Hamer Was Willing to Die for Your Right to Vote

Spoken Word Performance 2018

Having long admired the life and work of Fannie Lou Hamer, I wrote a 20 minute presentation using her experiences and courageous acts to inspire people in Peekskill, NY to help get out the vote.  In 2018, I shared this spoken word performance at two events: 1. “Incite the Vote!” organized by the collective  “Art & Activism” and 2. “What Now?” organized by another art collective “In_Question.”  (I am a founding member of both collectives.)  The performance was accompanied by the sculpture: “Voting Booth for Fannie Lou Hamer.