Sister Outsider Poetry


Apr
03
2014

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  • Host Department: American Culture
  • Date: 04/03/2014
  • Time: 7:30PM

  • Location: Anderson Room, Michigan Union

  • Description:

    Come celebrate Spring Pride and Women's History Month with Sister Outsider Poetry!

    Co-Sponsored by: University of Michigan Spectrum Center, MESA/Trotter, University of Michigan Program on Intergroup Relations, Center for Campus Involvement - University of Michigan, University of Michigan Women's Studies Department, University of Michigan Department of English, and Department of American Culture - University of Michigan.

    This performance is FREE and open to the public.

    ABOUT SISTER OUTSIDER: Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman are Sister Outsider Poetry. This duo represents the current top two female slam poets in the world. Their tour marks the first time two Women of the World Poetry Slam Champions have paired up. Inspired by the life and work of Audre Lorde, they write and perform their "otherness" and "in-betweenness" into the center. Sister Outsider Poetry's work connects deeply personal stories to a diverse range of social and political issues. They are committed to being themselves, deliberately and unapologetically. Sister Outsider Poetry is about saying: We Exist.

    PERFORMANCE: Sister Outsider Poetry's performance reflects the diversity of their lived experiences. They explore Latina identity, immigration, and undocumented youth in "Borders." They wrestle with the legacy racism and segregation in the deep South through the murder of Emmett Till and how that connects to today. They challenge homophobia and privilege in the poem "Dear Straight People," what survivors of sexual abuse must do to reclaim their bodies in "Confessions," and the inequalities of the U.S education system in "No Child Left Behind."

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