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SPOKEN WORD Black History Month ROUNDTABLE with Jamil Jasey

SPOKEN WORD Black History Month ROUNDTABLE with Jamil Jasey

Celebrate Black History with the Spoken Word! This ROUNDTABLE hosted by Richmond's popular DJ and Spoken Word Artist Jamil Jasey will feature various Spoken Word Artists and poets from Virginia. This year's Black History Month theme is African Americans and the Arts, and Spoken Word is an art, so . . . .

(This event was previously advertised as a contest; however, it will not be a contest, but a roundtable instead.)

Saturday, February 17, 2024
2:00pm - 4:45pm
Hull Street Meeting Room
Art   Black History Month   Performances  
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Meldon Jenkins-Jones

Meldon Jenkins-Jones is the Richmond Public Library / Community Services Manager at Hull Street Branch Library. 

Meldon also chairs the Get Lit Advisory Committee which supports the Richmond Public Library Get Lit Reading Initiatives including the Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) program and the Lit Chicks Read book clubs.

Meldon is a graduate of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 2022. She was the first recipient of the Virginia Library Association (VLA) Librarians of Color Forum Award in 2021 and is an active member of VLA. She presented “Libraries Bringing Community Together” at the 2023 VLA Annual Conference.

In 2011, Meldon received her Master of Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers University School of Law—Newark and practiced law in New Jersey until her retirement in 2003. Meldon received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she studied African American Studies and Russian Civilization.

A Metro Richmond resident, Meldon is the mother of two adult children and enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.

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