Black Voices, an Evening of Music and Thought

Sunday, December 06, 2020

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6:00 PM
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South Beach Chamber Ensemble
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Michael Andrews

Black Voices live streams (free) on Sunday, December 6 (6pm) at the Miami Beach Woman’s Club, with host Nicole Henry and poerty and performance by Allison Matulli and Darius Daughtry.


Allison Matulli is an attorney/historian and a black woman trying to make sure hers, and all children of color, do not live in the historic fear of blackness in America. As the executive director of Legal Kid, Inc., Allison Matulli is the leading expert empowering kids to know the law. As a graduate of Howard University School of Law where she was the recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship, she has dedicated her career to promoting legal literacy and designing creative curriculum for thousands of our youngest minds to know law. Holding a Master's in Education from Endicott College and Bachelor's in Economics from Saint Joseph's University, she is commonly called Professor Ally by her colleagues and pupils. As the Dean of Legal Literacy for The Little Lawyers, she is based in Miami but provides hands-on DEI services throughout the world, in which she helps guide, create and oversee the best practices in diversity, equity, social justice and inclusion. Her book, Plessy a shoemaker makes his mark, is from the Legal Kid's Court Cases Collection - the only children's book collection teaching kids the law one case at a time. A community leader and unique, strong voice in educational reform, she implemented the first Kids' Law Day in Miami, the first ChangeMakers LGBTQ Youth Enrichment Law Program and partnered with the City of Miami Beach to launch The Little Lawyers Summer Program in Miami Beach City Hall in 2019. As parents and educators look for anti-racism and constitutional rights literature to empower all kids with real life lessons and essential skills, Allison has partnered with attorney and literary powerhouse Clelia Castro-Malaspina to co-author the first-ever law books for children. On July 15, 2020, Allison wrote an Op-Ed for Education Week, “Why I Showed My Young Children the Video of George Floyd’s Death.” In her words, "Our children see that the law does not apply equally to all." It's a lesson that parents and educators can’t ignore.


An accomplished poet, playwright, director, and educator with over a decade worth of experience in South Florida and beyond, Darius V. Daughtry has committed himself to using the arts as a vehicle for change. He is the Founder and Artistic Director of Art Prevails Project, a performing arts organization dedicated to expanding cultural conversation through theatrical performance, arts education, and community engagement. Darius has spearheaded literacy initiatives with NFL Hall-of-Famer Jason Taylor and poet and actor, Omari Hardwick. Darius has been commissioned to write, perform, and conduct workshops for various organizations: The Poetry Foundation, The U.S. Naval Academy, O, Miami, City of Fort Lauderdale, Miami-Dade Schools, Broward Schools, and more. He has written and directed performances for numerous groups and organizations – ArtServe (RedEye), Broward Cultural Division (Sistrunk Market Place, State of Black Broward), Old Dillard Museum (Juneteenth, Kwanzaa), The World Aids Museum (Saving Grace), and more. Mr. Daughtry is currently a member of the Sistrunk Artists in Residence cohort. And the Walls Came Tumbling, Darius’ debut poetry collection published by Omiokun Books, is available for purchase.




Ensemble Name
South Beach Chamber Ensemble
Tony Seepersad and Ericmar Perez, violins, JT Kane, viola and Michael Andrews, cello
Speakers / Participants
Nicole Henry, Allison Matulli and Darius V. Daughtry
Bologne, Montgomery, DBR and Walker

Joseph Bologne String Quartet #1 in C major (1771)

Jessie Montgomery Strum (2012)

DBR String Quartet No. 1, “X” (1993) 

George Walker String Quartet #1(1946)

Miami Beach Woman's Club
2401 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL