Ron Kipling Williams

uses art, media, performance, spoken word, and education to break down walls, facilitate open and honest conversations, and build community. He has established a reputation for being raw, honest, and authentic in tackling the intersectionality of race, class, and identity, and has influenced a generation of Baltimore-based artists and social change agents.


Williams’s awards include: Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award for his first solo show, If the World Were Like Fat Albert & the Cosby Kids; Baltimore City African American Male Unsung Hero Award; and alternate for the Fulbright Scholarship.


Williams holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore. He currently serves as adjunct professor and faculty fellow with the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at UB, as well as adjunct professor at Anne Arundel Community College. His academic memberships include the Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honors Society and the National Society of Leadership and Success.


Williams is the creator of a spoken word CD, Aware and Outraged, a book of poetry and memoir, Black Freak Mosh Heaven, and three solo shows including his latest, Dreadlocks, Rock & Roll and Human Rights.