Raise Your Voice: Poetry Slam with Jae Nichelle


Join Jae Nichelle for a poetry slam performance and a Q&A centered around language reclamation and expressive writing as a tool for healing amidst racial microaggression experiences in Dengerink Administration Building, Room 110. Following the performance, attend a meet and greet with Nichelle while enjoying refreshments from Southern Girl Delights in Dengerink Administration Building, Room 129.

Louisiana-born Jae Nichelle (she/her) is the author of “God Themselves” and the chapbook “The Porch (As Sanctuary).” She is a finalist for a 2023 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship and won the inaugural John Lewis Writing Award in poetry from the Georgia Writers Association. Nichelle is a slam poetry champion, and her spoken word poems have been featured by Write About Now, Speak Up Poetry Series and Button Poetry. She has a passion for language, linguistics and mental health and has published articles on these subjects in AFROPUNK, An Injustice! and the Black Youth Project.

Firstenburg Student Commons
Who can participate:
WSU Vancouver students, faculty and staff
Sponsored by:
The Office of Student Involvement and the Council for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

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