SoCA Heritage Week | The Caribbean Woman and Her Voice

Thursday, April 27th (Tonight) | 8:00 PM | Main Stage, ‘62 Center for Theater & Dance

One Drop of Love by Fanshen Cox

Students of Caribbean Ancestry (SoCA) is excited to invite Jamaican-American Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, an award-winning playwright, actor, and educator to Williams. She will perform her multimedia, one-woman show, One Drop of Love, which explores the intersections of race, mixed-race identity, family history, police brutality, identity, class, and gender in search of truth, justice and LOVE.

Written and performed by Fanshen Cox DiGiovanni, the work is produced by Fanshen, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. The show is one hour with a half hour Q&A, and is appropriate for ages 12 and above, as it deals with purposely raw content.

The event is free and all are welcome!


Friday, April 28th | 8:00 PM | Main Stage, ‘62 Center for Theater & Dance

Spoken Word Poetry by Elizabeth Acevedo

Join SoCA this Friday for Elizabeth Acevedo’s spoken word performance. You may have seen Acevedo in one of her viral poetry videos which have been picked up by Cosmopolitan, Latina Magazine, Huffington Post, and PBS. She has also been a featured performer on BET, as well as delivered several TED Talks. She’s a National Poetry Slam Champion and has performed
at Madison Square Garden, The Kennedy Center of the Performing Arts, State Theatre of South Africa and most recently she returned from a European tour.

Acevedo’s forthcoming novel will be out next March, and her book of poems, Beastgirl & Other Origin Myths, will be distributed free of charge to the first fifty attendees. A book signing will follow the show.

Wintana Yohannes’20 and Maya Bracy’19 will open for Acevedo.

The event is free of charge, but a voluntary donation of $3 would be much appreciated. All proceeds will go towards hurricane relief in Haiti.


The events are sponsored by The Davis Center, Lecture Committee, VISTA,Latina/o Studies and Africana Studies Programms, and the Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Department.