#TeenSummit2018: Featured Emcee Javon Johnson by Lexi Tolson

January 30, 2018

Javon Johnson is a published author, killer poet, and so much more! Javon began writing poetry and performing in 2001, won the national slam in both 2003 and 2004, and placed third in slam nationals in 2005! Javon is also a co-writer of this amazing documentary called Crossover, so go check it out ! Javon also made some pretty special appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, BET’s Lyric Café, TV One’s Verses and Flow, The Steve Harvey Show, Arsenio Hall Show, and United Shades of America w/ Kamau Bell on CNN, and will be making a grand appearance at our very own Teen Summit! But don’t sleep, along with all of Javon Johnson’s accomplishments, he’s done so much more. Javon earned an Ph.D in Performance Studies, making him Dr. Johnson, along with being an Assistant Professor and Director of African American and African Diaspora studies. Javon has mounted exhibitions at the California African American Museum, managing the history department, and now he’s coming to support our Movement and students in Des Moines Public Schools to get free and stay as woke as we can be! PSA: YOU DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS! Come and get acquainted with Dr. Javon Johnson at RunDSM’s 5th Annual Teen Summit. Our space is your space, and we cant wait to see y’all there! #Teensummit2018

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