Sage has a very impressive bio, but the best part is I KNEW HER WHEN SHE WAS THREE YEARS OLD!! For reals! And now she’s all grown up, *sniff*. I guess that means I’m all grown up too… nah.
Sage Xaxua Morgan-Hubbard is a multidisciplinary artist, poet, activist, and educator. She is currently the Academic Partnership Coordinator of the Dance Department at Columbia College Chicago where she is developing a Hip Hop Studies Hub within the school of Fine and Performing Arts. Sage started a biannual Hip Hop series at Columbia College Chicago (B-Divine: Celebrating the Feminine within Hip Hop Culture in March 2012 and B-Fresh: Holistic Hip Hip Festival in October 2013) where she co-organized the Hip Hop Teach-In Remixing the Art of Social Change with Words, Beats & Life in May 2011. She served as the Outreach Director of Young Chicago Authors and as a teaching artist throughout the Chicagoland area instructing kindergarten through college-level students as well as in the juvenile system in Cook County Jail. She earned her MA in Performance Studies at Northwestern University and her B.A. in “Performance Studies: Socially Conscious Art of the Everyday” and Ethnic Studies from Brown University. She is a founder of WORD! Spoken Word Artists and Activists in Providence, RI, and was one of the original members of Spoken Resistance, DC Writers Corps and Sol y Soul. Sage believes in praxis, peace, & the arts as tools for social change and transformation. Sage recently performed her original two-woman show about multiracial Black and Jewish identity entitled Mixed Mamas with Stacy Erenberg.
Come see Sage at The Savoy this Sunday, February 9, for That’s All She Wrote’s re-launch! 1408 N. Milwaukee, show starts at 8pm.