Ideafest 2020

The poetry of change

PresentationPerformance

University Centre Room A180

March 3

5:00pm – 7:30pm

The poetry of change

Poetry is a powerful vehicle for imagining, interrogating and transforming. Join UVic’s Social Movement Poets Collective and guests for a participatory experience exploring how poetry engages with many of the big issues of our times: global warming, colonization, water crises, human-nonhuman disconnects, gender inequality, racism, poverty and education access. Participants are welcome to join in or just sit back as poetry is examined as a tool for helping us address the daunting issues of our time.
This event features live music, a dynamic lineup of poets and opportunities for participation. Light snacks and beverages will be served. This event is in support of www.ShoestringInitiative.com

Emcees: Sarah Potts (Victoria City Council), Stefanie Hardman (Candidate for Victoria City Council)
Spoken word poets: K.P. Dennis, Monica Prendergast, Jeremy Loveday, waaseyaa’sin Christine Sy
Graduate poets: Lee Wilson, Dorothea Harris, Antoine Rose, Serap Brown, Maya Borhani, Malena Rose and Emma Edmunds (Faculty of Education)

Organized by: Faculty of Education and School of Public Administration

All events are free, registration is not required unless otherwise stated.