SRU schedules Feb. 22 ‘Poetry Slam’

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Feb, 11, 2016

SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - Slippery Rock University will offer a "Poetry Slam" from 6-8 p.m., Feb. 22, in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. The event, part of SRU's Black History Month, will highlight black arts from a historical and cultural perspective.

A poetry slam is a competition in which poets read original work, and members of the audience judge the work.

The SRU Beatbox Society, a student-run organization that promotes beatboxing, which involves using the mouth to mimic drumbeats, will perform. Other students will sing and dance.

SRU's Black History Month program, "Remember and Reclaim," continues through Feb. 28. The program is exploring Civil Rights accomplishments while offering insight into issues still being felt across the country. The President's Commission on Race and Ethic Diversity is partnering on many of the events.

MEDIA CONTACT: Gordon Ovenshine | 724.738.4854 | gordon.ovenshine@sru.edu