Salve Regina community invited to perform in MLK Week’s spoken word event
Salve Regina’s annual MLK Week is happening this year on Sunday, Jan. 22, through Friday, Jan. 27, and the University community is being asked to consider signing up to participate in the annual spoken word event that will be held on Monday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. in Gerety Hall, Room 102.
The event, entitled “Spoken Word: Bending the Arc of the Universe toward Justice,” will feature poems, songs and stories, and the contributions will be performed by students, faculty and staff. Pieces featured can be original works or from well-known artists and advocates. Anyone in the Salve Regina community is encouraged to participate and perform.
The intent behind the event to use art to help inspire and transform the University by advancing the work of justice and calling for mercy, social action and transformation in the spirit and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Participants and attendees will explore the ways in which Salve Regina community can challenge individual and institutional privilege and oppression, affirming the rights and responsibilities that flow from shared human dignity and advance the University’s mercy mission.
For those interested in performing a poem, song, or story, please contact Sami Nassim, director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline to sign up to participate is Friday, Jan. 20.
More information on the rest of MLK Week will be coming soon.