Being Human Festival 2019: The Thicker Than Water Open Mic
Newark, New Jersey bears the most lead poisoning in the state, among the greatest amounts recently recorded by any large water system in America. Legal battles involving authorities as high as the Environmental Protection Agency continue to deprive this largely Black population of clean water in their homes or schools. “The Thicker Than Water Open Mic” will serve as a free show that simultaneously provides clean water to people in Newark. Black student poets from Princeton University’s premier group Ellipses, including Aniyah Smith, the youth poet laureate of Washington, D.C., will perform alongside the Newark Youth Poetry Team.