Originally posted on lincolncountycommunityrights.org :
Calling All Performers and Passionate Participants!
Social Justice Poetry Slam
September 15th, 3 – 5 PM
Performing Arts Center, 777 W Olive St, Newport
Add your unique voice. Speak up and out about the injustice you see and experience. Or just come to listen to the creative voices our community has to offer.
Original Poetry, Spoken Word, Rap/Hip-hop, Solo or Team
Environment, Immigration, LGBTQ, Women’s Rights, Animal Rights, Colonization, and More
SUPER SILENT AUCTION TO SUPPORT LINCOLN COUNTY COMMUNITY RIGHTS’ EFFORTS
GOOD FOOD, GREAT MUSIC, FAMILY FUN FOR THE AFTERNOON!
Lincoln County Community Rights is excited to announce our first Social Justice Poetry Slam, an afternoon of original poetry and performance where your voices become one voice. The Slam is our annual fundraiser, set for September 15th, 3 – 5 PM, at the Newport Performing Arts Center.
Why a Slam? And why a Social Justice Slam?
The concept of community rights is simple. The rights of local citizens and the communities in which they live are being eroded and abused daily. We believe that local communities have the constitutional right to health and safety free from governmental and corporate harms, be those harms environmental or social. We believe that communities have the capacity and humanity to create their own resilient futures.
We know there are unique voices throughout Lincoln County who have something passionate to say about their own lives and what they see happening to their worlds. We want to provide our own small platform of inclusion for those voices.
Poetry has the power to cross social boundaries, to remind us of our shared humanity, to build community. And we believe Lincoln County’s voices are strong and need to be heard.
Won’t you join us as either a performer or an avid listener?
Click here or on the banner above to go to the Social Justice Slam page if you want to perform.
Be sure to read the rules.
Sign up on the Slam page or at [email protected]. Your name, how many slammers, and the name of your piece is all we need.
You must sign up to be a participant by September 10th.
See you all there!