She Speaks Volumes: Poetry Slam with Diva Diction

April 26, 2007

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She Speaks Volumes is the cornerstone of the "Arts, Advocacy, and Activism" collaboration between the Institute and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, addressing issues of violence against girls and women during Sexual Assault Awareness Month.

The second of this two-part program involves a poetry slam performance by the powerful and profound Diva Diction, a female multi-racial spoken word ensemble.  The program will reach out across the city to bring together a diverse audience to honor survivors of sexual assault and show how art and activism can be fused together to impact social change. 

The program includes Community, Artist, and Activist Awards for individuals whose work demonstrates a commitment to anti-violence and social justice;  Mary Jo Barrett (Executive Director and Co-Founder, Center for Contextual Change);  C.C. Carter (artist and Founder, Pow-Wow Inc.);  and Kathy Kempke (Coordinator of Prevention Education, YWCA South Suburban Center).

 

Recorded Thursday, April 26, 2007 at Hot House.