Mariah is a rapper
, organizer, progressive city council member
, public speaker
, and linguistics PhD candidate
in Athens, Georgia. Lee is a New Yorker-published poet
, and arts-based labor advocate
from Birmingham, now living in Atlanta. Their discussion will explore, among other things, the roles of creative language and performance in forming collective political consciousness, advancing antiracist visions, and building inclusive futures. The conversation will be moderated by Natalia Ospina García, a graduate student at the Stone Center focused on poetry, gender, and countercultural movements in Brazil.