Ra Henderson is an educator, spoken word poet and event host from North Carolina. He teaches the Black Voices Matter: Black Literature from the Harlem Renaissance to Today
course for the UC San Diego Extension Creative Writing Certificate Program
. His passion for poetry and affiliation with the San Diego National Poetry Slam Team placed him on stages across the country as well as overseas. Drawing inspiration from the great Black Literaries of our time, Ra lead his students on a journey of understanding, introspection and growth. With 5 years of event hosting experience ranging from open mics to TEDx events, Ra brings a charisma and excitement to the learning experience that will inspire and transcend the digital medium.