The Root Slam | Oakland, CA

Join Najee Omar as he leads workshop at The Root Slam this Saturday, August 19th! The Root Slam’s mission is to create an inclusive and socially just space to promote the artistic growth of the poetry community.

Run the World Pop-Up | Oakland, CA

Issa Pop-Up! Come spend the day with your favorite tribe. Enjoy some poetry and exclusive in-store discounts . This Thursday at Show & Tell Oakland 1427 Broadway, Oakland . Event starts 6-9pm. Featuring Special Guest: Najee Omar.

Vasileía Fundraiser | San Francisco, CA

Vasileía is a non-profit organization where all proceeds go to helping out the community, and all expressions of art through our team and students. Tonight’s fundraiser showcases youth voices with performance by Najee Omar and other invited guests.  

STooPS | Brooklyn, NY

Bed-Stuy’s premiere outdoor arts and performance experience, STooPS Art Crawl returns Saturday, August 5 and Sunday, August 6 for a two-day extravaganza. This year’s event will showcase more than 20 artists, including performance artists Najee Omar, Aleijuan Afuraka, Babay L. Angles, Clarivel Ruiz`, Lisa Sikorsk; students from The Brooklyn Music School’s Summer Vocal Arts Program and The Noel…

Poetry Incubator | Chicago, IL

The Poetry Foundation and Crescendo Literary will host the second annual poetry incubator for emerging poets who engage with community through their creative practice. Najee Omar will lead a workshop on engaging youth and joins faculty and incubator fellows who spend time developing poetry projects based on their own aspirations and the needs of their…

Adapting to the Future of Work Conference | New York, NY

JobsFirstNYC convenes together 175 employers, public agencies, and local philanthropies to consider how New York City businesses can adapt to advances in technology, changing economic trends, and demographic shifts by creating cost-effective talent development pipelines. Najee Omar serves as featured performer and joins panelists and speakers who ground their messaging in how to leverage different…

Be On Belmont Weekend Walks | Brooklyn, NY

Weekend Walks are multi-block, multi-day events on commercial corridors that promote the use of streets as public space and feature many fun activities for the whole family! Event includes performances by Chris Lilley, Kearah Armonie, Javaun Hareweood, and Mikal Amin, with music by Brownsville DJ Girls and DJ Taela Naomi, hosted by Najee Omar.

Emma L. Bowen Foundation Summer Conference | New York, NY

Each year, over 200 diverse college students and young media professionals gather together at the Emma Bowen Foundation Summer Conference to take their first steps towards a career in the media and technology industries. Speakers and Panelists include Gayle King, Joy-Ann Reid, Najee Omar, Alicia Hart, and more.

Black Theatre Network Benefit | Brooklyn, NY

We Are Soul Nerds presents Summer Acoustic Soul Sessions in partnership with Dr. John Foster to support Chris Berry’s 600 MILE BIKE RIDE to raise funds for The Black Theater Network. Featured performers include Mikal Amin, Jeanette Berry, Najee Omar, Amy Theard, Sivellized, and Cindy Rainne. The event will also feature a silent auction of some…

Youth Leadership Conference | New York, NY

Join Najee Omar as he serves as a panelist for Roads To Success’ second annual Youth Leadership Conference. Roads to Success is a youth development agency that provides quality, comprehensive, year-round programming that addresses the on-going needs of students, their families, and the community. This conference serves to expose youth to some of the best and brightest…

Bronx Academy of Letters | Bronx, NY

Najee Omar leads a master class with scholars at Bronx Academy of Letters on Tuesday, June 6th 2017.

Behind the Walls, Between the Lines: the series. | Brooklyn, NY

the series. is a monthly gathering of thematic performances and workshops designed to give voice to the lived experiences of people impacted by the criminal justice system. This month’s featured guest is Najee Omar who will facilitate a workshop on SANCTUARY, considering the poem a resonant source of resistance, a roadmap to a brighter future, and…

651 ARTS Festival of Ideas | Brooklyn, NY

Join Najee Omar as he participates in a creative dialogue and reflection on how to collectively nurture our needs and desires for an artistic haven in Brooklyn. Through self-designed creative responses that incorporate poetry, dance, storytelling and more, this showcase will invite us all to respond to one central question: How do we collectively cultivate a home…

August Wilson Monologue Competition | New York, NY

The National August Wilson Monologue Competition is a free arts education program, a celebration of the words of the playwright August Wilson, inspiring high school students to find and express themselves through theatre. Judges for this event include Pauletta Washington, Ruben Santiago Hudson, Najee Omar, Brandon J. Dirden, and Roslyn Ruff.