WASHINGTON, D.C., March 11, 2015- Howard University’s Springfest committee presents its third annual, Deaf Jam Poetry benefit concert for the School of Communications speech and hearing clinic. Positive vibes will flood Crampton Auditorium at 7pm on March 31, as performers share the beauty of language through poetry and music.

Deaf Jam is a benefit concert that embraces African American culture, and speaks affirming reassurances regarding our colorful expressions and our unique cultural contributions to music and art. With all that is happening in our communities across this country, from Ferguson, Missouri to New York City, there can be no doubts that cultural enrichment and enlightenment is much needed to promote peace, appreciation and harmony.

The power of the arts through poetry and music is undeniable. It has the capacity to change lives through inspiration, reconciliation and cooperation. Such will be the force of this year’s event. A surprise celebrity host, famous for her thought provoking artistic expression will moderate the event. While the creative word’s from our poetic performers linger in your mind, guest will be elevated into a dreamland of passion and peace. Only to be awakened by a special guest performer, who will close the show and have our audience craving more.

Deaf Jam is for the dreamers, for the healers, for the storytellers and for the lovers of all kinds. That’s why for the 2nd year in a row Alex and Ani, a jewelry company committed to building a culture that focuses entirely on mindful actions, has agreed to be our sponsor. They will also have a bangle bar with merchandise for purchase, located in the bottom of Crampton Auditorium with the Deaf Jam art gallery.

Three years ago this event was created on the foundation of love and empathizing with those who suffer from hearing and speech disabilities. Standing on that same foundation, today Deaf Jam is a meditation on the value of love that spreads through music, words and activism. Last year we were able to attract over 400 hundred guest and raise over $4,000 for the speech and hearing clinic in the School of Communications. As we grow and reach new limits, Deaf Jam lovingly invites you to come dream with us