Crystal is a spoken word artist, speaker, writer, and advocate. She uses her creative writing to promote individual and community change. Crystal graduated from Emory University in the U.S. with a B.A. in English, Creative Writing and Theater Studies and received her MBA from Georgia State University with a focus in organizational management. Crystal has also worked with child welfare organizations in the U.S. and India in the areas of marketing and communications, strategy and implementation, fundraising and community mobilization, and training and curriculum development. Crystal has served as a member of Georgia Governor’s Council for child welfare reform, she is certified in Life Stories® Theater curriculum, and she is a founding member of an advocacy group for foster youth in Georgia called Georgia Empowerment. Crystal is also a young fellow for the Jim Casey Youth Opportunities Initiative through the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Crystal has traveled all over the United States as an advocate for foster children and uses her gift of spoken word poetry to challenge and motivate audiences. Crystal’s mission is to inspire people to use their gifts for good to leave their mark on this world in permanent ink. She is currently an American India Fellow based in Goa and working with Video Volunteers. Crystal’s dynamic poetry readings / spoken word speaks to self development, faith, and advocacy.
This is a donation based event. North Eastern foods will be available.