Tish Jones

Join Tish Jones as she takes a deep dive into Spoken Word as a radical practice of freedom, critical dialogue, knowing and community building. Learn more about the increasingly popular form of expression and its function as a means of liberation for historically oppressed and marginalized communities. Most importantly, get free. Tish Jones is a poet, performer, educator and organizer from Saint Paul, Minnesota. She has performed at CBGB, Kaplan Theater, The Walker Art Center, Intermedia Arts, The Cedar Cultural Center and more. Her work can be found in the Minnesota Humanities Center’s anthology entitled, Blues Vision: African American Writing from Minnesota (Minnesota Historical Society Press, 2015), the 2011 and 2013 Saint Paul Almanac, and the Loft Literary Center’s Nation of Immigrants audio CD. Currently a fellow in the inaugural Intercultural Leadership Institute, Jones has always had a passion for bridging arts & culture, civic engagement and youth development. Her work explores the ways in which art can function as a tool for social transformation, liberation and education. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqbWpOUVVYZnlSYUFkc0MwY0c2VEpTUkdWMkVnQXxBQ3Jtc0tud2dBRU9UY1U2UmdCeVNFaXhocDM4RklrVmlfR00wUFB3azZJRTdXNW1KbnhlX3lnaG12VmFKX3pueFFEcFRvT04tcUU5Z3F4YmFVOXhBd1k3cHlGMjl3ek4xQXlzWnFENTh2UHFNWlVnd3R6OVlJZw&q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ted.com%2Ftedx&v=dIBuzJmPNP8