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First Friday: In the Land of the Verse

December 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Museo celebrates Cultural First Fridays on Santa Fe Drive as a year-round, rain or shine, event that highlights unique aspects of Latinidad in Denver. Enjoy FREE admission to the museum from
5- 9 pm, music, drinks, and art.

Presented by Bellco Credit Union

This December we are highlighting Denver’s fiercest poets that have proven to have tough grit. Competitors and winners of slam poetry will perform spoken word from 7- 8 pm.

Franklin Cruz, is a Mexican biology student, art advocate, community organizer who’s writing reflects Mexican culture, family relationships, historical identity and queer identity. A poetry facilitator emphasizing the crucial significance of self-identification through writing as tool for empowerment Franklin aims to connect readers to his identity in hope to inspire them to do the same.
Meta Sarmiento, is a Filipino poet & rapper from Guam and currently lives in Denver.. Meta is a National Poetry Slam semifinalist, a TEDx speaker, and winner of Spoken Word for the World 2015. His latest collection of poems, Tie Your Shoes Kid, explores themes of culture, love, loss, and healing. His work often reflects on toxic Masculinity, environmentalism, and cultural identity.
Assétou Xango, is a poet and community activist born and raised in Colorado. She has been performing poetry since 2009 and featured on HOB’s Brave New Voices in 2010 and is a two-time TEDxMileHigh speaker. Xango is currently the Poet Laureate of Aurora, Colorado ( 2017-2019). In all of her art forms, she is committed to the visibility and rights of women and gender non-confirming people of color.
Toluwanimi Obiwole, is a Nigerian- born, Colorado-raised poet, educator, and organizer. She was Denver’s first Youth Poet Laureate in 2015-2016. In 2017 she was announced as on of The Root’s 25 Young Futurists. She was a member of SLAM NUBA from 2015-2017, and is co-director of the Slam Nuba organization. She was a TEDxMileHigh speaker and is the author of two chapbooks: OMI EBI MI and How to Become a Lightning Storm.

While You Are Here
Our Las (H)adas exhibition runs until January 13th. Haven’t seen it yet? This exhibition features 5 Latina artists that have created work specifically for the museum. Themes such as domestic violence, gender, identity, spirituality, and healing radiate from each piece. Follow the trail of butterflies and enter into the world of the (H)adas!

A free guided shuttle loops every 20 minutes from the 10th and Osage light rail stop, down Kalamath and back north on Santa Fe Drive.


December 1, 2017
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Museo de las Americas
United States

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