Catch the free Los Angeles premiere of "Lyrics From Lockdown: One Man. One Mic. 40 Characters" by acclaimed actor, author and hip-hop artist Bryonn Bain on Tuesday, May 6, 8 p.m. in UCLA's Schoenberg Hall. Presented by the Global Media Center for Social Impact at the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, "Lyrics From Lockdown," weaves together spoken word, calypso, classical music and the voices of more than 40 characters to tell the story of his own wrongful imprisonment and to explore the issue of widespread racial profiling and mass incarceration in the United States.
Bain, a Nuyorican Grand Slam Poetry Champion, was wrongfully arrested and jailed by the New York Police Department in 1999, when he was in his second year at Harvard Law School. He later sued the police department and won. He has given performances and lectured on hip-hop, spoken word and the prison crisis at more than 100 college campuses and correctional facilities nationwide.
Learn more here. Tickets are free at the door.