Christopher “Beas J” Beasley (he/they) is an nationally recognized poet and organizer in the community. He has been performing for 10 years and was instrumental in building Hear Here poetry and Word Wednesday. He started Colorado Black Voices Matter, 3 years ago and received the Pikes Peak Arts Council Award for Literary Art Leader and best re-occurring event. They are the Co-Director of Poetry719, a local group that uplifts the voices of marginalized communities and people of color through poetry. Chris has a jewelry and resin business, Blackmancraftman and creates custom unique jewelry, resin, and paint pours. He is committed to the strengthening of the bipoc community and healing for men of color.