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Hey folks —

THIS IS HAPPENING!! Today, even!  So here’s the text from the Wordsmith’s FB event:

“By this point, we’re certain you already know what we’re all about: putting on free poetry events for the campus community while mobilizing the student body to take part in social justice advocacy! We also run the slam team! This weekend is about bringing those things together in harmony and treating you all to an unforgettable set of shows. So, if you want more details about the slam itself, visit our tumblr page (http://uncwordsmiths.tumblr.com/). Otherwise, here’s the breakdown:

TONIGHT!! Friday Night: workshop with nationally-renowned poet and spoken word artist Theresa Davis (sponsored by Feminist Students United)  7 PM

Campus Y Seminar rooms 207 and 208

FREE

Light refreshments will be served

***Sign up at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1Bytum-_pDWTz5ICrwDnjddl6OUc7uaplV3wfDFeeYeM/viewform***

Saturday night: IT ALL GOES DOWN! The entire slam season comes down to this one final Grand Slam to decide which 5 student poets will compete on the UNC slam team that will represent the University at Nationals in Colorado.

Doors open at 7 PM

Tate-Turner-Kuralt Auditorium (information about directions and parking here: http://ssw.unc.edu/about/directions)
(Grand Slam is co-sponsored by Feminist Students United)
FREE FOR ALL, suggested donation of $5

You read right: IT’S ALL FREE!! Don’t miss out!

This is our way of thanking you ALL for supporting us and the causes we’ve championed in the past, and those to come in the future. So please come enjoy this weekend with us!”

 

So what are you waiting for?!?!?!  You’d better sign up on that Google Doc for the Theresa Davis workshop and click here for the FB EVENT PAGE!!!

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I found it interesting in searching for this clip that there isn’t a single video where, at the “let’s play sexy time” point, everyone isn’t laughing. I don’t know how folks laugh there….I’m not mad…I just can’t manage to do anything but struggle to breathe. I inhale sharply and get tingling. Not a noise can escape……but then again Gibson has always had this….effect….on me…and us….

Posted by Carissa Morrison

We’re back from spring break.  Midterms are over. Graduation, which will steal away far too many of our beloved members, is a mere 2 months from us! I’d say it’s about time to have some serious fun.  Who’s with me?

GREAT! Then in that case -FSU is glad to announce that we will be hosting renowned poet & activist Andrea Gibson! 

AND you are cordially invited to join us on March 21, 2012 in the Stone Center Auditorium for what is bound to be an unforgettable spoken word experience. I’ve sampled a bit from her bio (which you can read in its entirety HERE ) to give you an idea of what to expect if you are unfamiliar with her work:

Andrea Gibson is not gentle with her truths. It is this raw fearlessness that has led her to the forefront of the spoken word movement– the first winner of the Women’s World Poetry Slam –Gibson has headlined prestigious performance venues coast to coast with powerful readings on war, class, gender, bullying, white privilege, sexuality, love, and spirituality.

“Gibson is among the nation’s most admired and emulated poets. Her verse is at once personal and political, feminist and universal, filled with incinerating verbs and metaphor, and delivered with gut punching urgency.”

Metaphor Media

“Andrea Gibson is a truly American poet, or rather, she represents the America I want to live in. Her work lights a candle to lead us where we need to go.”

Cristin O’ Keefe Aptowicz

Thursday, following this performance (3/22), Andrea Gibson will be leading us in workshop focused on the poet’s responsibility in the current political climate. We will read and discuss poems by contemporary writers focusing on issues of race, class, gender, sexuality, patriarchy, and capitalism, after which we will use the shared poems as writing prompts to inspire our own radical voice.  12:30pm in Student Union Room 2518A-B

Space for the workshop is limited, so if you are interested, please register immediately. The first 48 to register will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours of the workshop.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFZfb2kwaXZPaXQzNjdwd1FjYTNIQXc6MQ

There is also a link here on our site. Look. Upper left-hand corner. See? Great.

Tickets are available this Thurs (3/15) at no charge through the Union Box Office.  Space is limited, so act now (or Thursday)!!

Doors open @7:00pm and opening performances by spoken word group EROT will commence @7:30pm. At 8:00pm any remaining seating will be opened up to non-ticket holders.

For more details you can check out our Facebook Event Page

This event is sponsored by Feminist Students United! and The LGBTQ Center!!

Feminist Students United (FSU) is a progressive feminist organization which affirms that no form of oppression can be overcome until all aspects of racism, classism, sexism, and heterosexism are dismantled. We acknowledge intersecting identities and strive to be mindful of these intersections in all our work. We endeavor to create an environment which is non-hierarchical and supportive in nature, and we work to bring about change in our community through education, outreach, direct action and community organizing.

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