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Salon de la Résistance
September 27, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The College of Social work and the Office for Equity and Diversity excited to welcome Jade Phoenix Martinez to perform spoken word on Wednesday, Sept. 27, 6-7 p.m. at the Obert C. & Grace A. Tanner Humanities Building (CTHB), room 109. This event is an opportunity for the campus community to attend an alternative event during Ben Shapiro’s event on the same date and time. The goal is to provide a space for students, staff, and faculty members to come together in solidarity, to resist anti-social justice speech and rhetoric, and to engage in transformative work artistically.
Jade Phoenix Martinez is a Queer, Trans Femme, Woman of Color, First Generation Filipinx-American, Parent, LA based Performance Poet and Activist/Educator. Jade’s work is a poetic expression rooted in the multiple identities she holds and how they intersect with her day to day fight for liberation while creating and navigating our current social and political systems and structures. Jade Phoenix is a fierce story and truth teller, a vulnerable and engaging performer, a passionate parent and informative educator, organizer, and activist.