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Kara Jackson

Kara Jackson

Keynote Speaker: National Youth Poet Laureate, Musician & Activist

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Kara Jackson Biography

Kara Jackson was named the Youth Poet Laureate of The United States in 2019. Jackson is a poet, musician, songwriter, singer, and all-around performing artist. A graduate of Oak Park River Forest High School, Kara Jackson has performed frequently alongside OPRF's Spoken Word Club, as well as performing at Louder Than A Bomb as part of the spoken word group Bomb Squad. Kara also works closely with programming and facilitation efforts with Young Chicago Authors. Prior to her being named the National Youth Poet Laureate, Kara Jackson was named Youth Poet Laureate of Chicago.

Just as often as Kara focuses on the particular items and nameable moments of our day-to-day lives, the forces of white supremacy, of misogyny and white male exceptionalism are found in the cross-hairs of Kara Jackson's poetry.

Kara's work is concerned with a violent world that refuses to restore justice to the people it has hurt, and to that end, she delivers accountability where it is often stripped. Her poems are powerful in their address and impact. As we read through the poems, we learn how Kara is able to isolate an image, a beer can, a wet lip, a dance move, a tampon, and personify it, flesh it out fully, give the image so much of a body that it stands up as human, full of complications and strength.

While handling the image, Kara works tirelessly to maintain focus on issues of privilege, racism, colorism, misogyny, and misogynoir, while outside the poem someone says loudly "All Lives Matter," another grand jury releases a police officer from accountability, a new rap song becomes co-opted, and cycle of racial and gendered violence goes unstopped. Maybe this is why her punctuation only breaks, but rarely ends, a sentence

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Kara Jackson Videos

The Quarantine Concerts - Kara Jackson
Poetry: a Black Girl's Road to Visibility | Kara Jackson

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Kara Jackson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Literary, Poetry, Authors, Diversity & Inclusion, Social Justice, Music and Black Heritage.

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Kara Jackson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Literary, Poetry and Authors. Please contact us for live or virtual event fee details. Kara Jackson can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Malcolm London, Common and John Legend. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kara Jackson for an upcoming event.

Kara Jackson Videos

The Quarantine Concerts - Kara Jackson
Poetry: a Black Girl's Road to Visibility | Kara Jackson
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