Title of Presentation: Slam poetry: “The Word Game” and “Drudgery’s Ballad.”
Date & Time: Saturday, June 1, 8:00 pm
Location: Mission Bay Ballroom
Presentation Summary: Slam poetry: “The Word Game” and “Drudgery’s Ballad.” Tommy will be introduced by his father, Jamie Raskin, a Democratic State Senator in Maryland and a professor of constitutional law at American University’s Washington College of Law.
Biography: Tommy Raskin was the winner of Humanist’s magazine’s 2012 essay contest with “Cheating Students: How Our Schools Fail the Humanistic Vision of Education.” Tommy is a senior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, MD and co-director of the BLISS Academic Tutoring Program. He has interned at the Institute for Policy Studies and J Street, and does research on education and international relations. Raskin will be a freshman at Amherst College in the fall.