WSAC's Revolutionary Art THing

brought to you by the Women's Student Activist Collective

A Little Bit About WRATH

WRATH is WSAC's annual event series in April. Each year there is a different theme in that we use to creatively try to spark thought and conversation on gender inequality. This year our theme is spoken word and we would love for you to take part.

Who Are We?

The Women's Student Activist Collective (WSAC) is a student run organization on the University of Minnesota~ Twin Cities campus. Our mission is to empower women, transgender, and gender non-conforming people to make positive changes in society by eliminating interrelated inequalities that produce oppression, with a focus on gender and sexuality.

Documentary Screening: "Louder Than A Bomb"

Tuesday, April 1st, 6:30-9pm

STSS 121, University of Minnesota~ Twin Cities

Join WSAC to kick-off our annual Revolutionary Art Thing! We will watch the documentary "Louder than a Bomb" and have a discussion following the movie.

Food will be served! Vegetarian and vegan options.

Information on the documentary:
"LOUDER THAN A BOMB is a film about passion, competition, teamwork, and trust. It’s about the joy of being young, and the pain of growing up. It’s about speaking out, making noise, and finding your voice. It also just happens to be about poetry.

Every year, more than six hundred teenagers from over sixty Chicago area schools gather for the world’s largest youth poetry slam, a competition known as "Louder Than a Bomb". Founded in 2001, Louder Than a Bomb is the only event of its kind in the country—a youth poetry slam built from the beginning around teams. Rather than emphasize individual poets and performances, the structure of Louder Than a Bomb demands that kids work collaboratively with their peers, presenting, critiquing, and rewriting their pieces. To succeed, teams have to create an environment of mutual trust and support. For many kids, being a part of such an environment—in an academic context—is life-changing.

LOUDER THAN A BOMB chronicles the stereotype-confounding stories of four teams as they prepare for and compete in the 2008 event. By turns hopeful and heartbreaking, the film captures the tempestuous lives of these unforgettable kids, exploring the ways writing shapes their world, and vice versa. This is not "high school poetry" as we often think of it. This is language as a joyful release, irrepressibly talented teenagers obsessed with making words dance. How and why they do it—and the community they create along the way—is the story at the heart of this inspiring film."
http://www.louderthanabombfilm.com/

Spoken Word Open Mic Night

Friday, April 11th, 6-8pm

110 Pillsbury, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities

Come all to enjoy the lovely free flowing spoken word of your peers and possibly, hopefully, you too!

Spoken Word Workshop featuring Franny Choi

Thursday, April 24th, 1:30-3pm

140 Nolte, University of Minnesota~ Twin Cities

"SPEAK UP!: Spoken Word Poetry as Radical Truth-Telling. Spoken word poetry offers an avenue for historically silenced people to reclaim their voices. Through writing and performance exercises, we will take a stab at speaking back against the dominant narrative and telling our truths."

Refreshments provided!

Spoken Word Performance: Franny Choi

Thursday, April 24th, 6-9pm

Mississippi Room- Coffman Memorial Union, University of Minnesota~ Twin Cities

The final event of WRATH 2014!

Featuring Franny Choi and local spoken word artists TBA!

Doors - 6pm
Performance begins - 6:30pm

Food provided!