“LET YOUR WORDS BE BORN”: Denise Frohman and Dominique Christina
Join us for a night of emotion exchange. Through the use of spoken word we will be challenging the social norm by connecting deeply personal stories to a diverse range of social and political issues, particularly around race, gender and sexuality, and how those tie into being an “other.” More specifically, poems focus on Latin@, black, and multicultural identities, homophobia, surviving sexual assault, reclaiming women’s bodies, immigration, language, educational inequalities, coming of age, and more. They write their “otherness” into the center and encourage others, particularly those in marginalized communities, to do the same. Inspired by the life and work of Audre Lorde, these two artists and educators, come together under one vision.
DATE: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
LOCATION: Student Center Auditorium
COST: FREE admission
Meet the Artists
Dominique Christina and Denice Frohman are Sister Outsider. This award-winning duo represents some of the top performance poets in the world. Their collaboration marks the first time two Women of the World Poetry Slam Champions have paired up. Over the last two years, their national tour has been widely successful, bringing them to over 90 universities, colleges, conferences, schools and community spaces across the country.
They believe in interrupting narrow spaces. They believe in introducing students to the wider function of language and art as activism. They believe in celebrating their “otherness” and calling into account the systemized and institutionalized practices that see people of color, women, LGBTQ communities, and historically and contemporarily marginalized communities, minimized and erased in society, and thereby in curricula. Quite simply, they refuse to exist in the margins and enable the kind of silences that facilitate a culture of violence. They stand in opposition to it, and say over and over again in our content, in our actions, and in our walk: We Exist. We Re