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Poets are the Voice
of the People


Welcome to Speak Ya Peace NC, where creativity becomes a catalyst for change. Founded by Laynee Nicole, aka Carrie Assata, our platform is a dynamic force for social justice and equity through the transformative power of the arts.

Our impact knows no boundaries as we extend our platforms throughout the global community, engaging with artists to deliver a message of artistry that fosters consciousness, creativity, and truth. At Speak Ya Peace NC, we are dedicated to amplifying the voices of marginalized and oppressed communities.

We shine a light on mental health awareness, leaving no stone unturned in our exploration of health issues such as MS and dyslexia through the expressive medium of poetry. Our poetry platform is inclusive, highlighting the Black experience through artistry and educating on Pan-Africanism. This ensures that both adults and children find a resonant voice on our platforms.

Artivism is at the core of our mission. Through live performances featuring local poets and our band, SolTree Reign, we craft powerful messages that connect us all to our shared humanity. These performances are a testament to the transformative power of art in fostering community understanding.

Beyond the stage, Speak Ya Peace NC actively engages with the community through poetry workshops and speaking engagements. We believe in the importance of every voice, and we declare, "Speak Ya Peace NC, because your voice matters. Sauti Yakima ni muhimu" - Your voice is important. Join us on this journey of advocacy, education, and empowerment. Together, let's build a world where every voice is not only heard but celebrated.


Grand Rising

Rise to the new day
Open your eyes
Feel your breath
Wiggle your toes
Stretch your body
Give thanks for the sky sun and the air
Affirm yourself
We are alive
Grand Rising

- Carrie Assata


Interested in booking us? Interested in performing? Have questions or comments? Call us or use the form below to send your contact info and any other information, and we'll get back to you!

Contact us for services and inquiries, including:

  • Advisory (Consultation)
  • Presentation (Hosting)
  • Speaking Engagements (Poetry/Motivational)
  • Band Bookings (Music)
  • Writing (Performance) Workshop

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