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Ntozake Shange: A Celebration


On the afternoon of October 27th, 2019 the UMass Department of Theater and W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies will present a celebration honoring the life and legacy of Ntozake Shange. We welcome you to join us as we commemorate Ntozake’s work through music, poetry, performance, and lecture. If you have any interest in performing during this event, we invite you to email our event producer Tatiana Rodriguez at by Friday October 18th, 2019. 

We as interdepartmental collaborators, aspire to bring together a collective of voices who seek to commemorate Ntozake Shange through any and all artistic/academic mediums.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Tatiana Rodriguez at

With gratitude and excitement,
Tatiana Rodriguez

“i am gonna write poems till I die and when I have gotten outta this body i am gonna hang around in the wind and knock over everybody who got their feet on the ground” 
— Ntozake Shange