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20th Annual Campus/Community Dialogue on Race Announces Denice Frohman!

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20th Annual Campus/Community Dialogue on Race

October 29 - November 2, 2018

Existencia es Resistencia - Existence is Resistance

A week of more than 20 workshops, film screenings, and conversations focused on intersectional forms of oppression, offered by and for students, staff, faculty, and community members.  

Celebrating its 20th year of CDOR, we are thrilled to welcome Denice Frohman, an award-winning queer Latinx poet, educator, performer, and speaker to HSU on Monday, October 29.

Born and raised in New York City, she is a CantoMundo Fellow, former Women of the World Poetry Slam Champion, 2014 National Association of Latino Arts & Cultures Fund for the Arts grant recipient, 2013 Hispanic Choice Award winner, and 2012 Leeway Transformation Award recipient. Her work has been commissioned by ESPN and Twitter; and her work appears in Women of Resistance: Poems for a new Feminism, Nepantla: An Anthology for Queer Poets of Color, The Acentos Review, Winter Tangerine, and more.

Her poems have gone viral with over 7.5 million views online and they have been featured on Upworthy, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, mitú, and Refinery29.  Her work explores the tension between the stories we tell about ourselves, the ones told about us, and the ones we tell about each other. She uses poetry as a tool for social change, disrupting ideas of power and celebrating the parts of ourselves deemed unworthy.

She has spoken at over 200 colleges and universities; and hundreds of K-12 schools, community arts spaces, non-profit organizations, detention centers, and conferences across the country, including The White House, Cannes Lion International Festival of Creativity, Lincoln Center, TedxPhilly,  the National Latino Association of Arts and Culture Awards, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and the City of Philadelphia's Office of LGBT Affairs. Frohman has a Master’s in Education and was the former Program Director at The Philly Youth Poetry Movement.

Videos:

Accents

Twitter:  #SHEINSPIRES ME Poem

Borders

Dear Straight People

 

Denice Frohman Website:    www.denicefrohman.com

 

For more information, please contact:

CDOR Planning Team

Kumi Watanabe-Schock

kw1@humboldt.edu

707.826.5656

Humboldt State University