Featuring Hanif Abdurraqib with
special guest Glenis Redmond

February 28th, 2019
UNC Asheville Lipinsky Auditorium
7:00 PM / Doors 6:00 PM

At the Asheville City Schools Foundation, we uphold the value of each student and believe that we have a specific responsibility to increase racial equity in our schools. In 2017-2018, our staff collaborated with Asheville High and the School of Inquiry and Life Sciences at Asheville (SILSA) in a Listening Project. The Listening Project was a collaborative effort to identify the current student perceptions of needs, assets, barriers, and opportunities with regards to their educational experiences at Asheville High/SILSA.

The Listening Project Live is an opportunity for us to continue to uplift the voices of our students through poetry and spoken word. Join us as students discuss topics of race, gentrification, and home. Featured speaker, Hanif Abdurraqib, and special guest, Glenis Redmond, will join students in sharing their work.


$25 Individual Tickets / $75.00 Individual Plus (includes reception before event and supports ACSF student ticket fund)

about our featured speakers

Hanif Abdurraqib is a poet, essayist, and cultural critic from Columbus, Ohio. Hanif’s poetry has been published in Muzzle, Vinyl, PEN American, and various other journals. His essays and music criticism has been published in The FADER, Pitchfork, The New York Times, and MTV News, where he was a columnist. His first full length poetry collection, The Crown Ain’t Worth Much, was published in 2016 by Button Poetry and is a finalist for the Hurston/Wright Award for Poetry.

Glenis Redmond is grounded in many worlds: Poetry, The Teaching Arts and Imagination Activism. Glenis is an award-winning poet, author of Backbone and Under The Sun and a Kennedy Center teaching artist. She is also a dynamic performer of her work and has presented all around the country for both student and adult audiences.