Bates Tech hosts spoken word poet Joshua Bennett

Tacoma News TribuneFebruary 18, 2014 

"We’re All People," Bates Technical College’s Black History Month event, will feature performance poet Joshua Bennett on Feb. 25.

He will be at the college's downtown Tacoma campus, 1101 S. Yakima Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Bennett, a native of Yonkers, New York, has recited original poetry at the Sundance Film Festival, President Obama’s "An Evening of Poetry and Music," the NAACP Image Awards, and more. He was also a featured poet on “Russell Simmons Presents: Brave New Voices,” an HBO documentary series.

In addition to Bennett, students and staff will perform spoken-word poetry at the event. "We’re All People" is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact LeMont Lucas, diversity center assistant, at 253-680-7113 or visit

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