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By Amina Iro

Added: Wednesday, April 29, 2015  /  Published on Mar 3, 2013. Amina Iro, Junior at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, performs an original poem, "26" about the Sandy Hook massacre at the DC Youth Slam Finals on March 2, 2013.
Amina Iro
Photo by Shefa Ahsan.

Amina Iro, a Prince George’s County, Maryland native, is a writer and spoken word artist in the First Wave Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has performed at several prestigious venues including the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, the Washington Convention Center, Busboys and Poets, the historic Nuyorican cafe in New York, New York, the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, and various colleges and universities around the nation. As a young, Muslim, Nigerian-American woman, Amina speaks mainly on topics relating to her faith and culture, and aims to use academics, activism, and art to inspire and connect with others like her. She is an alumnus of the DC Youth Slam Team.

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