BALL STATE UNIVERSITY

Saturday, February 6, 2021 

DON’T FORGET THE PASSCODE: TBD 

MY VOICE, MY CHOICE feat. JAYLENE CLARK OWENS

STARTING @ 9:15PM PM EST

In this 50 minute interactive performance, Jaylene Clark Owens uses her poetry to discuss the power of embracing your authentic voice. She will perform several powerful, original spoken word poems that speak to the many different ways your voice can be used, such as advocating for yourself, speaking against injustices, and using your voice to create opportunities. Jaylene will allot time to take questions from the audience about her artistic career and process, as well as facilitate a writing exercise in which you the audience, and Jaylene will create a collective poem about the strength that comes from living in your authenticity.

DON’T FORGET THE PASSCODE: GREATNESS 

THE UNAUTHORIZED BIOGRAPHY SERIES feat. SHAUN BOOTHE

STARTING @ 11:00PM EST

Shaun Boothe is an award winning hip hop artist, TEDx speaker and creator of ‘The Unauthorized Biography Series’.

The Unauthorized Biography Series is a critically acclaimed musical project that celebrates the world’s greatest cultural icons through biographical rap songs – Repackaging History through Hip Hop.

Each chapter of the series captures the legacy of an influential iconic figure in a documentary-style music video. Icons featured in the series include Bob Marley, Muhammad Ali, Jimi Hendrix, James Brown, MLK Jr./Obama, Oprah, Tupac, Bruce Lee, Terry Fox, Nelson Mandela and more.

Getting blog love from Kanye, tweets from Diddy himself – Boothe’s sixth icon in his series – and a feature on Forbes.com, it’s clear that he’s getting the attention of the right people.

After spending 10+ years in the music industry, sharing stages with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill and Kendrick Lamar, a search for a more purposeful path led Shaun to the education market. It was here where he discovered how his Unauthorized Biography Series, combined with his passion for speaking, could be used as a powerful tool to both entertain and inspire others to achieve their own greatness.

A few short years later, this new direction has grown into a thriving international career as an inspirational speaker and performing artist in middle schools, high schools, college campuses and performing arts centers alike.