March 7 Vision | Verse | Voice: Being Black in America
Performances begin at 6:30 PM; cash bar opens at 5 PM

Experience an evening of original poetry and spoken word performances celebrating Joslyn’s special exhibition 30 Americans. Co-producing and emceeing the event is recognized spoken word artist and educator Felicia Webster.

Come early to view the special exhibition and enjoy drinks with friends! Cash bar opens in the Storz Fountain Court at 5 pm. Program begins at 6:30 pm in Joslyn’s Witherspoon Concert Hall. Event is free and open to the public.


Felicia Webster
has been called the “Mother of Spoken Word poetry in Omaha.” With the birthing of the first spoken word open mics in the 90s, she has created and co-created safe spaces that have given many poets, slam poets, def jam poets, wordsmiths, emcees, storytellers, local and national, platforms to share their souls. As an African American performance poet herself, she has graced mics in Omaha and across the country. Webster is not limited to the title poet as she also wears the hats of a business woman, mama, self-love coach, teaching artist, educator, radio and event host, and community activist. Her mission, as she so lovingly says, “is to offer healing through the power of the spoken word and connect others through the experience that the creative arts manifests.”




Event sound courtesy of Kethro, Recording Engineer, Producer, and DJ based out of Make Believe Studios in Omaha. Kethro has opened for acts such as Beck, Wyclef Jean, The Faint, Terrace Martin, Little Dragon, Derrick Adams, Dj Spinna, Peanut Butter Wolf, and many more. In 2012, Kethro launched the Record Label Make Believe Recordings with MBS founder Rick Carson focusing on developing a core group of musicians from Omaha to produce productions for Video Games, Film, Advertisements, and personal musical endeavors. Kethro went on to co-produce the soundtrack for a Top Rank documentary titled “Undisputed” focusing on the career of the Lightweight world boxing Champion, Terrence Crawford. In 2019, he is slated to debut his first solo album titled Evoleno.


PARTICIPATING POETS

Liza Arellano
Paula Bell
Ryan Boyland
Na’Tuiya Davis
Harry Eure
Tyrone Harper
Olivia Johnson
Mr. Dame Poetry
Zedeka Poindexter
Jewel Rodgers
Allen Stevenson
Michelle Troxclair
Withlove, Felicia