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TEDxEMU - Aijalon McLittle - "Sell Out" and "Box Chocolates"

Aijalon Wallace will read two poems from his upcoming book, In the Ancient land of Israel the Valley of Aijalon, about a boy from Detroit and a girl from Palestine who are set apart by their cultural differences. The poems are titled "Sell Out" and "Box Chocolates" which are based on life challenges and lessons experienced by the author. Aijalon Wallace was born and raised in Detroit, MI. He is now majoring in Communication and President and Founder of I.M.A.G.E. (Inspired Motivational Activist Gearing towards Education), a performing arts group at Eastern Michigan University. When he first discovered his passion as an artist in 2006 he joined "Inside Out Literary Arts" and was featured on the Russell Simmons documentary, HBO Brave New Voices (2008-2009). Aijalon has had the pleasure of opening for poet laureate and Oprah Winfrey top ten writers Nikki Giovanni, Five time Winner of Apollo Jessica Care Moore, American poet Saul Williams and Governor Jennifer Granholm.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.
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