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BRN GRL SPK: "Say My Name" Open Mic

  • Ode to Babel 772 Dean Street Brooklyn, NY, 11238 United States (map)
“I refuse to break myself into dust
For people too weak to carry my name in their mouths.”
— Hiwot Adilow

BRN GRL SPK is back with another open mic! This night's theme is SAY MY NAME - a call to reclaim our identities and experiences and use them to create our own narratives. What does it mean to claim a name? To demand your story be acknowledged?

Come out and show off your skills - music, song, poetry, dance - we want to see it all! Slots fill up fast, so come early!






TICKETS $10 suggested donation (no one will be turned away for lack of funds)


Proceeds will benefit Girls for Gender Equity, an organization committed to creating a world in which all cis and trans young women of color and gender non-conforming youth of color are safe, valued, and heard.

*Please Note: While allies are welcome to attend & support, the stage is reserved for self-identified women and femmes of color.*



What if I can't attend but still want to support?

You can select the "Donation" option under tickets below and enter in the amount you'd like to give. Or you can donate directly to Girls for Gender Equity on their website.

What time should I arrive if I'd like to perform?

Performances will be on a first-come basis and slots fill up quickly, so we recommend arriving early.

How much time will I have to perform?

All performers will have 5 minutes at the mic.

What should I bring to the event?

A mic and sound system will be provided. Please bring anything else you need for your performance. Bring music on USB or a phone.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, an electronic version is fine.

Will you sell tickets at the door?

Yes, you can pay at the door. It is a suggested donation of $10.

What's the refund policy?

Unfortunately, there are no refunds. This is a fundraising event and proceeds will go to Girls for Gender Equity.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

For any questions or concerns, please email

Earlier Event: June 21
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