The last day of the Wisconsin Union Theater’s 2020 Black Arts Matter festival takes place November 19th. Moved to an online event due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival so far has featured a one-woman play by Ebony Stewart and a performance by saxophonist Braxton Cook. Thursday’s event features an online poetry slam, with eight spoken-word artists competing for both cash and glory. Now in its second year, the festival owes its existence to UW Madison alumna Shasparay Irvin. And one of the competitors in Thursday’s slam, RADI the Poet, joins us as well.
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