By Morgan Jones /// Staff Writer
Slam poetry is coming to campus with a beat and a bang. Women of the World Poetry Champions, Dominique Christina and Denice Froham, are Sister Outsider. The award winning, nationally recognized slam poets have joined forces to inspire social change through poetry. In the past year, they’ve toured almost 40 universities, sharing stories of gender, race and sexuality across the country.
They use their mastery of the spoken word as a platform for education, communication and diverse change. Their work as educators, activists, writers and performance artists is focused on social justice and a celebration of difference. The women challenge the status quo and speak to the communities of “otherness,” specifically LGBTQ, women and people of color. Sister Outsider’s poetry is an exploration and acceptance of “otherness” found in us all. Their high-energy poetry slam performances are inspiring and empowering – they’re sure to ignite the room! The evening performance will take place in the Chapel this Saturday at 7p.m. and is free and open to the community. The event will also be a fundraiser for the Queer Intersections Portland, fostering strong communities for LGBTQ youth and young adults.