Malcolm London

 

VIDEOS

HIGH SCHOOL TRAINING GROUND

TED TALKS EDUCATION – 3:00 FILMED MAY 2013

NEVER TOO LATE

MALCOLM LONDON X MASER – 3:44 FILMED DEC 2013

LOUDER THAN A BOMB

VERSES AND FLOW

WORDS MEAN THINGS

NOBLE IMPACT

“I hear education systems are failing, but I believe they are succeeding at what they’re built to do, to train you to keep you on track, to track down an American Dream that has failed so many of us all.”

 

@MalcolmLondon

BLACK POWER ranger  @MalcolmLondon
How A Police Officer Shot A Sleeping 7-Year-Old To Death http://t.co/dKrHQOcnG7 via @blackvoices 
BLACK POWER ranger  @MalcolmLondon
Wharton Study Shows the Shocking Result When Women and People of Color Email Their Professors http://t.co/tXlzGCstbg 
BLACK POWER ranger  @MalcolmLondon
Tasing a Non-violent Handcuffed Man Multiple Times is “Following Procedure” http://t.co/SMu5rzdyU6 via @po_st 
BLACK POWER ranger  @MalcolmLondon
More Dudes Who Will Not Be Ignored: 'Remind Me to Slap Your Momma' http://t.co/e1sznlTtIq this is insane. dudes really be pressed. grown up. 
 

EVENTS

Chicago Tribune Printers Row Festival

Chicago, June 7, 2014

Electric Picnic

Dublin, Ireland August 29-31, 2014

 
 

ORGANIZATIONS

Young Chicago Authors

The Know Your Rights Project

BYP 100

“My highschool is Chicago, diverse and segregated on purpose. Social lines are barbed wire. Labels like regulars and honors resonate. I am in honors but go home with regular students who are soldiers in a territory that owns them. This is a training ground.”

 

ABOUT MALCOLM LONDON

POET, PERFORMER, ACTIVIST

MALCOLM LONDON, called the Gil-Scott Heron of this generation by Cornel West, is an internationally recognized Chicago poet, activist & educator. A member of the Young Adult Council of the prestigious Steppenwolf Theater, London brings vim & vigor to his energetic performances tackling tough contemporary issues head-on. He has appeared on PBS for the first ever televised TED Talk with John Legend & Bill Gates & has shared stages with actor Matt Damon & rapper Lupe Fiasco as a part of the The People Speak, Live! cast. He also appears on Season 2 of TVOne’s Verses & Flow.

In 2011, Malcolm London won the Louder Than A Bomb youth poetry slam in his native Chicago, scooping the top award as both individual performer & with a team. The poet, performer & activist recently wrote & directed a spoken word infused play responding to the Zimmerman verdict called Two Years Later at the Goodman Theatre with an ensemble of five youth poets. Malcolm’s work has been featured on national outlets including CBS, NPR, Huffington Post, The Root, and the Chicago Tribune. Only 21 but he has wielded a dynamic spirit for speaking engagements utilizing his feisty & passionate performances as words of encourage for next generations to tell their stories.

London attends University of Illinois at Chicago & is a member & co-chair of BYP100 Chicago Chapter, a national organization of black activists & organizers. Deeply interested in working on ways to improve the national education system, London regularly visits high schools, youth jails, colleges & communities to work with students on writing workshops and performances. London is currently devoted to being a youth advocate & coordinator of The Know Your Rights Project out of Northwestern Law School, a project dedicated to educating young people on their rights within the juvenile justice system, & continuing his work as teaching artist on staff at Young Chicago Authors, a program working to transform the lives of young people by cultivating their voices through writing, publication and performance education.

Malcolm London is that rare and important breed of poet-activist who can engage in a civic conversation via his art.

— Kevin Coval, Young Chicago Authors