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Vershawn Young

Name:Vershawn Young, University of Iowa

Presentation Title: "Ghetto Memories, From Public Housing to Public Ivy"

Date: October 2, 2008

Abstract

"Ghetto Memories" (adapted from Your Average Nigga) is a solo performance that depicts how one man's class struggles apply to the problem of black identity, masculinity and urban education, particularly language and literacy education.