PUBLIC FORUM: FEBRUARY CIVIC SALON
CIVIC SALON: SUPER/POWER
Featuring Savon Bartley, Starr Busby, and Angélique Roché
With great power comes great responsibility. But when it comes to making change in the real world, how can we unlock our own unique abilities to shape the future? Assemble with journalist, cultural critic, and self-described “professional nerd” Angélique Roché (SyFy Wire, Marvel, and more) as we take inspiration from the world of sci-fi and fantasy to uncover our own unique super powers, with poetry by Savon Bartley and music by Starr Busby.
Join Public Forum for our free monthly gatherings where we come together in the spirit of community to nurture our minds and our bodies. Each month will feature a different theme driven by artists, musicians, poets, activists, and civic organizers who are using their voices to create change in their communities. Break bread with your neighbor, raise your voice in song, and leave inspired.
- Angélique Roché, Esq., LL.M. is a professional host, attorney, journalist, and producer.
Roché has contributed to NBC News, Huffington Post, Marvel.com and Rewire News. She currently hosts the Marvel's Voices podcast, WQXR's Biggest Questions at the Greene Space, SyfyWire's Geeksplain, and is a co-host of The Radical Geeks and Women of Marvel podcasts among others.
Formerly, Roché served as the VP, External Affairs at the Ms. Foundation for Women. She has also worked on various political campaigns including as campaign manager for Nina Turner for Ohio Secretary of State (2014) and as a Regional Field Director for Obama for America NC (2012). She also served as an Associate Director for the 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee.
Roché holds a B.A. in Print Journalism from Southern University and A & M College, a J.D. from the Southern University Law Center, and a LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from GW Law. In addition, she is a graduate and previous board member of the Women's Campaign School at Yale.
You can find Roché on Twitter (@AngeliqueRoche), Instagram (@AngeliqueRocheOfficial) and at AngeliqueRoche.com.