Unapologetically social justice-minded, Guante strives to push boundaries in terms of both form and substance. He facilitates workshops and classes that use art as a jumping-off point for deeper conversations about identity, power, empathy, and agency. Guante also just completed his Master's studies at the University of Minnesota with a focus on the intersections of spoken word, critical pedagogy, and social justice education.
Guante will perform Sept. 21 at 7:00 p.m. in Aleshire Theatre. He will also conduct workshops with students on Sept. 22-23 and will host the Poetry Slam in the Beaver Dam on Sept. 23 at 1 p.m. MSU alumnus and fellow writer, performer, and educator, Joe Davis, will assist Guante and work with students at area high schools.
Check out some of his spoken-word videos, like this one:
Make sure you sign up for the Poetry Slam in the Dam!