Artform: Spoken Word Poetry
Spoken word artist and journalist Casandra London has performed at the Anitafrika Dub Theatre, Fresh Summer Works, Theatre Passe Muraille, Urban Noise Festival, Lula Lounge, Arts For Children and Youth Big Bam Boom. For the past two years Casandra has been teaching spoken word to youth ages 15-18 at AFCY and mentored them in the Big Bam Boom Harbourfront festival.
In 2007, Casandra participated in the Art Starts theatre program facilitated by her mentor, D’bi Young, with a group called the Urban Griots. This mentorship program allowed the youth to write and perform their individual spoken word pieces and collectively publish a book of poetry and plays entitled Jinch Malrex PN Numero:Uno.
As a journalism student at the University of Guelph-Humber, Casandra has worked alongside ‘The Remix Project’ and ‘Stolen from Africa’ to develop her reporting and filming skills. She has also volunteered at Rogers Television, written several articles for the Guelph-Humber newspaper, and Warden Woods Community newsletter. Her current
endeavour is the production of The Casandra London Network to inspire others to reach their full potential and push beyond marginalized boundaries.