Feminist Union to host poetry slam

The UCA Feminist Union and UCA Creative Writing Program have teamed up to host a poetry slam Nov. 14.

The UCA Feminist Union and UCA Creative Writing Program have teamed up to host a poetry slam Nov. 14.

The event, titled “Feminism Isn’t A Dirty Word” is scheduled to take place at the Student Center Ampitheater from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

“The Feminist Union tries to collaborate with many different groups on campus because we think that our common goals can be achieved at a faster rate — and executed better — when we’re all working together rather than seperately,” junior and Feminist Union president Bri Vongvilay said. “That [is] the intent with the poetry slam — to promote creativity and allowing a space to freely be yourself.

The poetry slam being advertised as “an opportunity to engage in spoken word art, give personal stories and/or testimonies and speak on issues pertaining to, but not excluding other toopics, of feminism, equality, human rights, support and advocacy.

Vongvilay encourages that this event is open to all UCA students and faculty that would like to participate.

“There will be a designated time for performers who signed up in advance [for] the beginning of the slam, but at the end there will be an opportunity for open mic,” Vongvilay said. “[People] should come participate and attend because this is an opportunity to express yourself [and] who you are. We welcome all — always.”

For questions or concerns, contact Vongvilay at tvongvilay1@cub.uca.edu.

 

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