Steven Licardi, author, performer, artist and master’s degree candidate in the School of Social Welfare at Stony Brook University, will present his Spring 2016 independent study project, “Coup de Mot: Spoken Word as a Vehicle for Social Change,” on Tuesday, April 12, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm in the Health Sciences Center, Lecture Hall 2.
Coup de Mot (French for “overthrow by words”) will explore the use of spoken word poetry and performance art as a means of positively impacting communities, society and the policies that affect them. Four local spoken word artists will perform for members of the Stony Brook community, followed by a panel discussion on how the arts can positively impact communities.
“I am inviting members of the audience to think critically about creative ways of empowering clients and promoting social justice, and also to think about initiatives within the arts that they can get involved in,” said Licardi.
All are welcome to attend this free event. For more information, click here for the event flyer.
Licardi received his BA in Psychology and Philosophy from Stony Brook University in 2013. He is the author of a collection of poems, Death By Active Movement.