Black History Month Spoken Word Happy Hour with Yelp


 - Yelp, Chicago Office -

Mix and mingle with our ambitious FindSpark community and with inspiring professionals across industries at our Black History Month Spoken Word Happy Hour, hosted by Hustle Summit Employer Yelp!

Date & Time Thursday, February 8 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CST 

Location Yelp Chicago - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plz, Suite 475, 4th Floor 

At a Glance

 Celebrate Black History Month with the FindSpark community, featured guests who are killing it in their careers, and enjoy spoken word from passionate poets.  

Why Attend  

• Mix and mingle with members of the FindSpark community and inspiring professionals from across industries, and other ambitious young pros at our second annual Black History Month Spoken Word Happy Hour!  

• Your ticket gets you a fun night of celebration, spoken word, networking with an extended happy hour, and new connections to incredible people.  

• Spoken word is the perfect outlet for telling your story through your own poetic lens. What better way to spend your Thursday evening than to listen to the magical wordplay of some creative minds?  

Who You’ll Meet  

Ambitious young pros, spoken word performers, and FindSpark employers and speaker alumni.

 Featured Guests, Speakers, and Performers 

Liam Crooks

Senior Director and Chicago Office Head at Yelp

Frances Melegrito

Diversity Recruiting Specialist - Diversity & Inclusion at Yelp

Madeline Guzman Sales Recruiter at Yelp

Nas Constantine

Account Executive at Yelp

Michael Cuaresma

Account Executive Trainee at marcus evans Group

Racheal White

Entertainment Professional

Mojdeh Stoakley

 Artist; Educator; Divergent Thinker

David A Horton

 Account Executive at Yelp  

Timothy Kincaide

 Account Executive at Yelp  

Matt Muse

Hip-Hop Artist  

Nehemiah Harris

 Account Executive at Yelp  

What Past Attendees Have Said


" This event was amazing and filled with even more amazing individuals! Can't wait for next years! Thank you Findspark! "

" The events that FindSpark puts together are truly beneficial to the career development of any young professional. Having been exposed to FindSpark's programs during my time as a grad student and now as an early career professional, I can still say that each time I attend I learn something new, make a ton of great connections, and always enjoy myself "

" I had a great time and as a poet who took a break from the stage I'm definitely inspired to get back up there spread my truth. Amazing job! "

Special Thanks to Our Awesome Partner

We're passionate about connecting people with great local businesses. At Yelp, we’re bringing together world-class talent from different experiences, disciplines, and areas of study to produce a world-class product.

Inspired already? Share your inspiration with incredible employers like previous Hustle Summit 's Yelp, TEKsystems, FCB, Live Nation, Jellyvision and more!

Connect and hang out with them in our fun (yes, actually!), epic networking night  

Hustle Summit–coming to Chicago, March 30th.

Still have questions? Check out our FAQs!  

Q: Do you do group sales for colleges, organizations, and companies? A: Yes we do! FindSpark events are a practical and fun perk to offer your students, alumni, and community members. Contact us here to get in touch.

Q: Will there be networking at this event? A: Yes! This is a chance to network with diverse, young pros across Chicago's creative, business and tech industries. Yelp is hiring, too! Check out their open roles at

Q: Is this event 21+? A: No! This event is open to everyone, but you must be 21+ to get drinks.

Q: What should I wear? Is there a dress code? A: We always recommend business casual at our events.  

Q: Can I give FindSpark event tickets to friends and family as a gift? A: Absolutely. You are such a great friend/relative for wanting to support your loved one’s career! Send us an email and we’ll make it happen.

Q: Can my company partner with FindSpark to host an awesome custom event, like this one? A: We'd love to discuss partnership opportunities with you! Find out more about how you can craft a custom networking, recruitment or employer branding event at