Voter Engagement: Creating A Cycle of Empowerment For CommunitiesTue, April 16
Hannah Hasan was gifted with a love for words and the power to express those words with heart and soul; so that she can inspire, motivate and change the world around her. She is a spoken word storyteller. She uses the art of the spoken word through poetry and storytelling to create change, build bridges of connection, and shed light on some of the most pressing social issues of our time. In addition to writing commissioned poetry, leading story sharing master classes, and public speaking--through her business Epoch Tribe-- Hannah plans and executes events, master classes, and workshops that are centered around using stories for social impact.
Some of her recent works include:
● Creation of the Vote So Hard Creative Campaign, where through a partnership with Citizen’s University, Hannah used spoken word poetry to create an online campaign and in-person event that merged the arts and civic engagement.
● Muddy Turtle Talks, which is a series of live story-sharing events--conceptualized, written, and produced by Hannah--that showcase the true stories of a community impacted by gentrification and erasure.
For five years, Hannah was a host and co-creator of The Artist’s Den--Charlotte’s most diverse, engaging open mic night. She is also the creator-writer, and director of the live story sharing stage show that tells the stories of Muslims in America, Shahadah Stories. Hannah obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from North Carolina A&T State University in 2006 and her Master of Fine Arts degree from Full Sail University in 2012. She has extensive professional experience working in programming for nonprofit organizations, social ventures, and arts-based programming. Hannah lives in Charlotte with her husband Jamaal. Hannah is a dreamer, worker, camp