Hours: Tues-Fri, 2-7pm | Sat, 11-7pm | Sun, 12-4pm
“Arm Your Voice” is a monthly poetry series, coordinated by Hygienic’s Gallery Associate Juanita Austin. It features talented spoken word artists, an open mic, and an opportunity for the community to come together. Featured poets will engage a diverse audience with an impactful and entertaining performance. In this bohemian atmosphere the community can gather, socialize, share ideas, and meet new people in an open and inviting space. “Arm Your Voice” is a platform for poets, musicians, MCs and anyone who appreciates the art of the spoken word.
On Thursday, Oct 12th from 6:00pm-8:30pm, the night will open will a cocktail hour and live music. From 6-7pm, you can grab a drink from the cocktail and coffee bar and listen to the acoustic sounds of Fakoya Jack-Vilmar. During this time, poets/musicians can sign up for slot in the open mic that will follow the featured poet. Each poet is limited to four minutes at the mic. At 7pm, the featured poet will take the stage. This month “Arm Your Voice” will feature Alyssa Hughes.
Join us for a soulful evening of poetry, music, & creative expression!
Admission: $5 suggested donation
All ages welcome $21+ to drink
Alyssa is an MC, spoken word artist, and talented documentary photographer. She graduated from the University of Connecticut as a Journalism major. While at UConn she was a member of Poetic Release (UConn’s spoken word organization) and a DJ for WHUS where she had her own radio show called “Wake Up America”.
“Often black children have the same dream, and it’s to be a rapper,” Hughes said. “People make fun of that sometimes, which I think shows they don’t understand. For so long we had our voices taken away from us, and rap was something that was ours. Hip-hop was a hope that we could make change and make our voices reality in the streets.” – Source, dailycaampus.com