Seeking performers for a MLK Week spoken word event
To celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Week in Jan. of 2024, the MLK Week planning committee is looking for talented staff, faculty, students, clubs, departments, alumni and community members to participate in the annual spoken word event. The event will be slated for the evening of Tuesday, Jan. 30.
The event, entitled “Spoken Word: Bending the Arc of the Universe toward Justice,” aims to feature poems, songs, monologues, dance, and stories performed by Salve’s community. Pieces can be original works or from well-known artists and advocates. Anyone in the Salve Regina community and beyond is encouraged to participate and perform.
The intent behind the event is 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 at “Spoken Word” during MLK Week, please contact Sami Nassim, director of the Office of Multicultural Programs and Retention, at email@example.com.