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Raise the Bar: Sunday 12 November

Co-host of Raise the Bar, Ro’dey. Gary Jordan Photography.

We officially kick off the National Spoken Word Intercol (now to be known as Raise the Bar) and CODE’s Read with Me social media campaign with an epic night of performance, co-hosted by social media sensation Ro’dey the Entertainer and spoken word artist Derron Sandy.

An exhibition slam featuring intercol alumni and popular spoken word artists will set the tone for the newcomers who’ll be competing in the upcoming rounds of the National Spoken Word Intercol, which sees 25+ secondary school teams vie for the top prize. The feature performance is from Young Chicago Author’s Nate Marshall, and CODE’s Burt Award winning authors, Tamika Gibson, Imam Baksh, Florenz Webbe Maxwell and Danielle Y.C. McClean will be there to introduce CODE’s #readwithme campaign

Representing Team Black:

Captain Kyle Hernandez (FCPNS 2017 Finalist)

Majeed Karim (National Secondary School Spoken Word Intercol 2016 Group, 2nd Place Winner)

Ashlee Burnett (FCNPS 2017 Semi-Finalist)

Leeum Quan Kep (National Secondary School Spoken Word Intercol 2016 Finalist)

Representing Team White:

Captain Deneka Thomas (FCNPS 2017 Semi-Finalist)

Camryn Bruno (FCNPS 2017 Champion & National Secondary School Spoken Word Intercol 2016 Group Champion)

Marcus Millette (FCNPS 2017 Semi-Finalist)

Daniella Williams (National Secondary School Spoken Word Intercol 2016 Semi Finalist)

Javaughn Forde (National Secondary School Spoken Word Intercol 2016 Group 2nd Place Winner)

Representing Team Red:

Alex Stewart (FCNPS 2017 2nd Place Winner)

Seth Sylvester (FCNPS 2016 Champion)

Shineque Saunders (National Secondary School Spoken Word Intercol 2016 Individual Champion)

Isaiah John (National Secondary School Spoken Word Intercol 2016 Semi Finalist)

Limited seating available for this event. You must RSVP to attend. Call 319-4749 for more information.