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HAMBURG, N.Y. – Ntare Ali Gault, playwright, author, and spoken-word artist, will present “Spoken Word, Hip Hop, Black Lives Matter: How MLK Speaks to Us Today” as the keynote speaker for Hilbert College’s 7th Annual Commemoration Celebration in memory of Dr. King to be held on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 4 p.m. in William E. Swan Auditorium on the Hilbert campus.
Ntare Ali Gault is the founder and organizer of the Njozi Poets. His books, The Sun Will Rise: A Memoir of an Urban Family and Ancestral Links: Love and other Revolutionary Mumblings were published in 2009 and 2010 respectively. He has appeared in Ujima Theatre Company's productions of The Colored Museum, The Visit, and Green Pastures and served as Assistant Director for In 'De Beginning and Yalla *itch.
In September of 2013, Ntare Ali Gault co-wrote and produced a play of poetry entitled, Ain’t She Brave, which received four out of four stars in the Buffalo News. Ain’t She Brave was originally performed in Buffalo, NY (2013, 2015), and then in NYC as part of The New York International Fringe Festival (2014), in Phoenix, AZ (2015) by the Black Theatre Troupe, and was accepted in the Women’s Playwright International Conference in Cape Town, South Africa (reading) in 2015.
Ntare is a popular slam poet who has won competitions and been featured in notable venues throughout North America and the Bahamas. He was a member of Buffalo's first team (Nickel City Poetry Slam Team) to compete in the National Poetry Slam in Austin, TX in 2006. In 2010 he participated in When Brothers Speak, the largest spoken word concert of its kind in North America.
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Hilbert College, located in suburban Hamburg, N.Y., south of Buffalo, is a private four-year college founded in 1957 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition. With nearly 1,100 students, Hilbert is a dynamic Western New York college that offers career-focused majors, including one of the top criminal justice programs in the region, and more than 50 minors and concentrations. The college’s engaging, student-centered campus community offers numerous leadership, internship, and service learning opportunities from which students launch successful careers while making positive changes in their communities. The Hilbert Blueprint promotes a well-rounded student experience over four years – starting with the Foundations Seminar in the freshman year, followed by Sophomore Service, Junior Symposium, and culminating with the Senior Capstone. Hilbert has expanded its academic offerings with the college’s first graduate programs and evening degree programs geared to adult learners.
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