San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Arts United & Niki Lopez Presents
We Rise Poetry Slam
An LGBTQ Women of Color Poetry Slam
Hosted by Chunky
Music by DJ Surreal
$650 in Cash Prizes
A $10 donation at the door helps support ArtsUnited's programs.
ArtsUnited & Niki Lopez presents “We Rise: An LGBTQ Women of Color Poetry Slam” in efforts to highlight some of the under represented members of the LGBTQ Community.
Hosted by - Terese “Chunky” Hill - a nationally ranked Spoken word artist & national poetry slam coach. Music by DJ Surreal. Confirmed poets participating in the slam: Ari Safari, Brittany “LadyPoetry” Stroud, Havoc and Esprit N Boyd. Special performance by Emily Sheila and nationally ranked slam poets Sherrika A Mitchell & Eccentrich Chery.
Special guest judges & poets May Reign and Rebecca “Butterfly” Vaughns alongside 3 judges picked from the audience. There will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd place cash prizes for the winners.
Come out and join us for a wonderful evening with powerful slam poetry & special performances!
About ArtsUnited: The mission is to use the arts to break down historical barriers preventing lesbians and gays from contributing fully and openly to the cultural, social and economic success of South Florida.
We Rise Poetry Slam will take place Saturday, January 21, 2017
at Art Serve 1350 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304. 7 - 10pm
“We Rise Poetry Slam” is a part of ArtsUnited signature annual juried art event: ArtExplosion! ArtExplosion is one of the premier, and largest LGBTQ art shows in the United States, and is ArtsUnited's largest fundraiser of the year.
Light Bites & drinks
For more information contact our coordinator Niki Lopez email@example.com 305-975-6262
This program was made possible by a grant from Our Fund, an LGBT community foundation.
About the programer: Niki Lopez
Niki Lopez is a multi-media artist and creative activist. Lopez is also an award winning Designer & Film Producer for the 1310 Banidts, known for her community spirit, outreach and avant-garde art shows. Niki curates an annual art exhibit that combines art, performance & outreach since 2008. Lopez also co-produces Thou Art Woman - an open mic for LGBTQ women & allies.
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ArtsUnited, Inc. is a nonprofit gay and lesbian arts organization founded in 1999 in response to the growing need of local lgbt artists for an interactive and supportive working environment.
ArtsUnited’s mission is to use the arts to break down historical barriers preventing lesbians and gays from contributing fully and openly to the cultural, social and economic success of South Florida. We strive to accomplish that in many ways including programming art exhibits and performances in mainstream public venues, social networking opportunities, and workshops and seminars.
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