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Christopher Sims

Year 2 Fellow
I would say that it is perfectly and profoundly a must to bring all of the cultures and ethnic representation together that I experienced with my cohorts. It was liberation, Black liberation for me, to have had learned, listened to, and collectively worked together with my peoples from all over the planet and in the Americas. It did my mind, soul, and body well to have exchanged so much positive energy, thoughts, ideas, joys, challenges, and triumphs with my cohorts and the people who helped us join together in unison. I am forever empowered by that experience. I have a new brother by the name Roberto Martinez who always reminds me to either laugh, work hard at your craft, and that the world needs to experience our works.

Minneapolis, MN

Christopher D. Sims is an internationally known poet, spoken word performer, and community organizer. He is also a race relations expert and a lay minister who speaks on social justice issues throughout the country. A Black Lives Matter national and community voice, as well as a collaborator and organizer, he has cultivated his writing and performance styles with the guidance of the rap/hip-hop genre, as well as the 1960s and 1970s Black spoken word and power movement to reach the masses. Also, an educator and consultant who teaches individuals and organizations about writing, performance art, and antiracism tactics and the history of this country regarding race and race relations. Christopher Sims writes with intellect, passion, and fire, and performs from that same foundation.