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Welcome to the Allied Media Conference 2015! 
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Sunday, June 21 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
queenSpeak: Forging Identity through Poetry

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If you don’t write your story, someone else will. Who is writing yours? In this session, the queenSpeak poetry group will share our experiences as young women of color finding our way in the world of slam poetry. We will discuss the power of poetry as a means of expression, exploring identity, and building critical communities. We will conclude with a performance. Participants will then take writing into their own hands and leave empowered to create their own stories.

Presenters
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Nazifa Chowdhury

queenSpeak, Detroit International Academy, DPS
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Jessica Hogan

queenSpeak, Detroit International Academy, DPS
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Sakila Islam

queenSpeak, Detroit International Academy, DPS
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Hawa Rahman

queenSpeak, Detroit International Academy, DPS
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Olivia Scheidler

queenSpeak, Detroit International Academy, DPS
Spanish Teacher at DIA, and Slam Poetry enthusiast. Worked with students to begin the Slam poetry club at our school. Facilitator, coach, and information spreader.


Sunday June 21, 2015 1:00pm - 2:30pm
State Hall: Room 131