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Poetry @ LA Plaza: “Lanterns in the Dark: Afrolatine LA, in Verse | Free

An afternoon with Los Angeles-based poets and spoken word artists, performing from their bodies of work and speaking to their experiences as Black Latinx/o/a/e/@ creatives. Performances by and panel with invited guests will be followed by an open mic and conversation/networking over light snacks in support of the next generation of Afrolatine poets. Guest poets include Jenise Mille, Lucas Rivera, Sean Hill, Cameron Mouton, Reggie Myles and moderated by Diana Pinacho.

Jenise Miller is a Black Panamanian writer and urban planner from Compton, California. She edited the “Compton: Art and Archives” series for KCET Artbound and coordinates the History of Compton Arts Interview project.

Lucas Rivera, a multidisciplinary Afro-Puerto Rican artist and innovative entertainment management executive, brings over 20 years of senior leadership experience in marketing, program development, strategy, talent relations, nonprofit management, and event planning.

Sean Hill absolutely loves multiple perspectives, fun storytelling, healing music, and community gathering events. His artistry embraces all while reminding us why we are beautifully fun beings regardless of what we go through or what we confront inside or out.

Cameron Mouton is a 22 year old Afro Latina born and raised in Los Angeles, California, who has made it her mission to give marginalized groups within the entertainment and publishing industries a voice of their own.

Reggie Myles is multi-facilitated in his artistry, such as drawing and painting, modeling at fashion shows and photoshoots, singing and playing the violin, creative direction, and other facets of expression. He specializes in poetry and spoken word as a medium of expression, creativity, and healing.

Diana K. Pinacho is a writer and community organizer who holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City). Her professional career has been focused mainly in journalism and marketing.

April 6, 2024 |  2:00 pm *