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Cáfe con IDEAS

Café con IDEAS provides a platform for student-artists to develop and project their voice in a 45-minute set while sharing personal narratives rooted in identity and anti-oppression. Ranging from comedy, spoken word, dance and performance, song, and creative speed art, each session is designed to engage the audience through creative arts and empower individuals to look inward and consider their own responsibility to social change.

Drawing inspiration from Actors on Actors, MTV Unplugged, VH1 Storytellers, and the NPR Tiny Desk Concerts, Café con IDEAS aims to provide students of color with a platform for their art and social change efforts.  The space fosters dialogue around social change and anti-oppression organically through storytelling and the arts. 

Upcoming Sets:

Cafe con IDEAS has wrapped up for the 2019-2020 year but we'll be back in the fall of 2020! Here's a look at the road so far:

  • “Can You be my Ally?” by Moyo Odulaja | September 18 @ 7PM | Klingenstien Lounge, Campus Center
    • "Is it truly possible for white people to comfortably speak up and speak with people of color? How can we destroy the white saviorship complex? Moyo will dissect what she believes it means to genuinely be an ally and share her personal narratives through song."
  • “50 Shades of Black” by Louis Bavaro | October 9 @ 7PM | Klingenstien Lounge, Campus Center
    • "Spoken-word, improv, tea-time, and a whole lotta organized chaos about Identity and Individualism."
  • “When the Brass Goes Unpolished” by Kobe Guilford | November 6 @ 7PM | Klingenstien Lounge, Campus Center
    • "Your performance can only be so good as how well you take care of your instrument(s) (literally and metaphorically speaking). Kobe will narrate stories about his experiences with music and the life lessons learned with the help of his trumpet."