Join us LIVE for a conversation with Jason Vasser-Elong, poet, cultural anthropologist, and interdisciplinary scholar in African American Studies and Education. Jason was the 2022 SAPIENS poet-in-residence and is earning his Ed.D. in educational practice from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, with a focus on how art influences student retention and persistence.
Register today for this free Q&A with Jason to learn how anthropology informs his craft and how his poetics shape dialogue across the ages with writers such as Frantz Fanon, Zora Neale Hurston, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Baldwin, and others about identity and social and cultural issues that continue to impact people of African descent around the globe. As part of the discussion, Jason will share excerpts from his poetic contributions to SAPIENS during his residency. We will have time for audience questions.