• Sep 19, 2018


  • 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

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Sekou Andrews Brings Motivational Spoken Word to JFKU

Having performed privately for Barack Obama in Oprah Winfrey’s backyard and worked on behalf of global organizations such as Google, Toyota, and Nike, Sekou Andrews is not your average national poetry slam champion. Instead, he has become a world-famous “Poetic Voice,” blending inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to give life to corporate and nonprofit messaging in a way that lights up audiences as only poetry can.

While Sekou is a pro at rousing companies and organizations to their missions and brands, this September he will turn his talents toward the students of Contra Costa County. In a presentation entitled, Tu Futuro Está en Tus Manos or, Your Future is in Your Hands, Sekou, a former schoolteacher, will shine the light of his explosive poetic wisdom on community college students, their choices, and the power they have to take control of their futures.

Whether you are a student, educator, curious community member, or aspiring-anything, join us to jumpstart your motivation and to see what’s got the corporate and entertainment worlds so wowed with Sekou Andrews. Please arrive 15 minutes early as the event will begin promptly.

This event is made possible by the Hispanic Serving Institute Federal Grant.