We are hosting a very special edition of (Un)Filtered Poetry at Panther Coffee in honor of the life and art of Israel “Reefa” Hernandez, the 16 yo artist who was killed by police while tagging an abandoned McDonald’s building. His death has deeply affected our community and its artists and we have not forgotten and continue to demand justice be done. This (Un)Filtered will be centered around his memory and those of so many others like him who have lost their lives and seen no justice.
This event comes at the end of a four day series of events centering around #justiceforreefa and we are proud to be part of this movement.
Per usual, we will have an open mic portion for all artists who would like to contribute. We will also have an incredible line up of featured artists including Barbara Trawick, Calvin Made-Son Early, Percival Jordan II Emily Sheila, Bridget Pelaez and more.
In addition to a night of literary bliss, we will have a library of donated books and will be selling them for a donation of $3 dollar, but ask that people give as much as they can because ALL proceeds will go to his family. Some of his art will be on display andhis mother will also be in attendance and will speak on behalf of the family.
This will be a great opportunity to show his family support, as well as come together to remember and celebrate his lie and art. This is our community, our art, our expression. Let us never forget.Thank you for using Soul Of Miami!