PAWTalks: Poetry, Activism, and Storytelling
Featuring Kwyn "Kwynology" Townsend
Tuesday, April 11, 2023 · 5 - 7 PM
Art and poetry have had a role in activism and social justice movements for generations. In connection to this years UMBC Community Read book, Call Us What We Carry by Amanda Gorman, this year's PAWTalk focuses on stories of activism and social change, and the ways spoken word has been an impactful force.
Join i3b in the UMBC Library Gallery for a poetry reading, featuring Kwyn "Kwynology" Towsend, followed by a panel discussion with a group of students, staff, and faculty.
PAWTalks Inspirational Talks series invites speakers each semester from all over the country to discuss personal experiences relating to their identity, research and/or global issues that impact diversity, equity and inclusion. PAWTalks provides an interactive, cultural sharing experience by highlighting the richness of the various cultures through speakers from around the country representing diverse backgrounds.
All undergrads, grads, staff, faculty, and alumni are encouraged to attend! Click "going" if you are planning to attend.
Our i3b staff strives to create the most inclusive environment possible. If you need to request a disability-based accommodation or have any questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. For our uploaded event recordings, attendee lists, works cited, and other materials, please check out our Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion and Belonging (i3b) Events Drive. Materials will be available in this Google Drive within one business week after the event unless otherwise specified.
This event is cosponsored withDelta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, Lambda Kappa Chapter and the UMBC Community Reads Committee