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Gabriela Garcia Medina will bring her unique spoken word artistry to Lakeland College on Tuesday, March 6. Her 11 a.m. performance in Lakeland's Bradley Theatre is free and open to the public.
Few spoken word artists can speak of Revolution and do it with style. Garcia Medina is one of them. Born to Cuban parents, she has seen the world through eyes that most haven't.
As an international spoken word artist and award-winning poet, her poetry has taken her to places such as South Africa, Cuba, Brazil, Switzerland and all over the United States. Her poetry ranges from topics as serious as the social injustices we all face to talking about her lingerie.
Garcia Medina has been relentlessly touring colleges, festivals and churches since 2007. And now her words have found a permanent home on the walls of Eva Longoria's new restaurant "Besos" in Los Angeles.
Most recent are her national commercials for Dove and Toyota, which features her poetry and performance. Audiences have found her inspirational and educational.
She graduated from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film and Television with a major in theatre. She mixes her classical training with her cultural knowledge and political consciousness to enhance the empowerment potential of her poetry, her performances and her art.
Garcia Medina has worked with colleges, universities and high schools on creating an alternative curriculum that uses spoken word, hip hop theatre and poetry as a way to redefine history.