MLK Speech Slam

MLK Speech Slam

Saturday, January 18th at 5pm

Collaboraction, Chicago's Theatre For Social Change, is hosting the new MLK Speech Slam competition on January 18, 2020 at the 300 seat mainstage theater at Kennedy-King College as a part of their 3rd annual Encounter Series. Inspired performers will breathe life into the speeches and spirit of Dr. King with verbatim oration or creative interpretations of this great civil rights visionary.

Join us for live performances and the slam awards!

Slam tickets are free with an RSVP to
Meet the Competitors
Antwon Funches
Jabari Ware​
Loretta "Firekeeper" Hawkins
Lyk Se7N
Michelle Rashad
Prince Roc
Ted Williams
Meet the Judges
Abe Thompson (Media/Broadcasting)
Claire Simon (Simon Casting)
David O'Connor (O'Connor Casting)
J. Nicole Brooks (Actor/Playwright)
LeeAnn Trotter (NBC Chicago)
Tonika Lewis-Johnson (Photographer/Artist, Folded Map Project)​
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