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pop culture Event

Spoken Word Artist: Shane Romero


7 PM

Student Center Ballroom


Shane Romero, an artist from Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. He's got a sharp tongue when it comes to his poetry, attacking venues like a set of flying knives at the mere tender age of 16. His poetry is a reflection of his personal life, what he endures on a daily basis put into tongue twisting words. In his writings he takes a direct shot, addressing issues of the inner city including but not limited to race, violence, the uphill battle of love and his efforts of bettering himself. He strives to touch everyone within earshot of his story, hoping his audience can not only relate but learn from his words, as some may be pushing through a similar battle.

Shane strives to give back to the community, with big focus on the youth who will follow in his footsteps. In 2008 he was the coach for the Inland Empire BNV youth slam team, held in Washington DC, which was featured on HBO. While touring the world, Shane teaches creative writing/poetry workshops to all age groups. While at home in New York City, he prides himself on going back into the same public school system he grew up in, teaching the youth that achieving your dreams is in fact real. Running programs which help young men of color succeed into grown men, closing the achievement gap so many have experienced. On stage, Shane Romero will continue to bare his story, his life, his struggle and his triumph, until the last word falls from his throat.

"I speak for the unspoken." -Shane Romero